Illustrated Brief History of Time
Publish date: October 1st 1997
Edition language: English
(Original Review, 1987)Will having read Hawking's book help me understand the way a horse-fly "grasps" the arrow of time?For starters, I'm great at killing horse-flies by hand. Should I get some black pyjamas and a balaclava and become a ninja? And there was me thinking that the horse-fly's all roun...
A very thought provoking read.I'd love to say I understood everything in this book, but having never taken a physics coarse, there were some things that were difficult for me to understand. However, I think Hawking does a good job of simplifying the information and giving real-world examples that ma...
Definitely one of my favourite books. Simple explanation, enough for a kid like me to understand.It scares me a little though, when I realised how little knowledge we have.Also, I fell in love with Hawking's sense of humour.
Surprisingly accesible, even if I did only understand about 1/4 of it (Quantum Mechanics, Uncertainty Principle, Thermodynamics, they make my eyes cross trying to understand them!) but I at least grasped the major concepts and theories. The personal anecdotes and asides are well placed and a nice br...
Ever since I took up physics in year 11 I have had a love affair with the subject, which is odd since I went on to study an arts/law degree (but that probably had something to do with the fact that I would not have had the staying power to pour all of my energy into helping human knowledge advance t...
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