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The Illustrated A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
The Illustrated A Brief History of Time
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In the years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific writing.  It has become an international publishing phenomenon, translated into forty languages and selling over nine million copies.  The book was on... show more
In the years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific writing.  It has become an international publishing phenomenon, translated into forty languages and selling over nine million copies.  The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe, but since that time there have been extraordinary advances in the technology of macrocosmic worlds.  These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawkin's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite (COBE), which probed back in time to within 300,000 years of the fabric of space-time that he had projected.Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these many observations, as well as his recent research, for this expanded edition Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on the fascinating subject of wormholes and time travel, and updated the original chapters.In addition, to heighten understanding of complex concepts that readers may have found difficult to grasp despite the clarity and wit of Professor Hawking's writing, this edition is enhanced throughout with more than 240 full-color illustrations, including satellite images, photographs made made possible by spectacular technological advance such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and computer generated images of three and four-dimensional realities.  Detailed captions clarify these illustrations, enable readers to experience the vastness of intergalactic space, the nature of black holes, and the microcosmic world of particle physics in which matters and antimatter collide.A classic work that now brings to the reader the latest understanding of cosmology, A Brief History Of Time is the story of the ongoing search for t he tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553103748 (0553103741)
ASIN: 553103741
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
4.0
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...
M's blog.
M's blog. rated it
5.0 Lược sử thời gian
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.
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it
4.0 A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking: Mini Review
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...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 Things I learnt from Stephen Hawking
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...
Cygan
Cygan rated it
4.0 KOCHAM FIZYKÓW
Stephen Hawking wielkim naukowcem jest. Za to że (jako naukowiec) wymyślił co wymyślił. Za to że stawia najważniejsze na świecie pytanie – DLACZEGO?. Za to, że potrafi napisać NIE WIEM. Za to, że umie o wszystkich skomplikowanych i dla niewprawionego ucha trudnych do wyobrażenia tematach mówić ludzk...
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