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ISBN: 0553346148 / ISBN-13: 9780553346145

A Brief History of Time


Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has become an international publishing phenomenon. Translated into thirty languages, it has sold over ten ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.375


by dmcf on Mar 14, 2013

Packed with information. I got lost a few times and had to refer back to previous chapters, but really this is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to know more about Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and Black Holes and I got all of that and lots more. Well worth reading.


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by <b>Craig<!-- on Nov 13, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in modern physics.


brift history of time

by 69BUS on Oct 21, 2010

Hawking again tries to sound intelligent with his hard core atheist beliefs, of no Creator needed, the universe made itself from nothing. The man is so close to death and he still rejects God as his Savior.


Good for Science

by Bowlergirl07 on Jun 4, 2008

This book, A Brief History of Time, describes in depth what the universe is truly like. In the beginning we learn how the universe was formed through the big bang. From that he began talking about all the mysteries of the universe. To end the book he started talking about how the universe has to end. I read this book for my physics project. The project was an easy project but I found it hard to stay dedicated to this book for the entire semester. I found that this was a hard book to understand because the concepts he talked about were really advanced. It took a long time to read because I had to read sections over a couple of times in order to understand what he was talking about. Truthfully, I did not like this book. This is not the type of book I am interested in because I am really not big into science. I would say that I did learn a lot about cosmology and now I have a better understanding of the universe. If you really enjoy science especially cosmology then this would be a book you would want to read.


Brilliant for a REASON

by WildelyYours on Apr 1, 2008

This book belongs in every home, establishment and bookshelf because it helps US, the public, realise our place in the cosmos. With a lovely introduction by the wonderful Carl Sagan, this book starts off with discussing the mechanics of gravity, space and the physical universe. The beginning is not as exhilarating as the remainder of this book, so many people have been discouraged by the content in the beginning, as well as the fact that Stephen Hawking is the modern social and academic equivalent of Albert Einstein. Through the entirety of the book, you begin to see his ability to burst with passion for these subjects with ardent, well-conceived representations of truly complex ideas. As Carl Sagan explained the universe itself, he explains how it works in vivid, exciting detail. If you do not prefer text and simplistic drawings, I suggest the Illustrated edition, yet even better for those desiring less technical content and more accessible information, I highly advise you purchase the BRIEFER HISTORY OF TIME. This book has a kinder flow of words and thoughts as well as pictures placed on a more durable, acid free paper. Regardless of the edition that you (hopefully) purchase, I hope you thoroughly enjoy its wondrous implications for the world and how these physicists can help to answer the burning questions of how, what, where, when, and why...

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Connections * The binding of Existence... Everything is Nothing...

Dear Stephen, You are a magical fellow... To say the least. I am a bit askew with all of the theoretical "Realitivy", but I have Ideas that could and would change the world, especially around energy. Perhaps we may talk some day or you will review some of my ideas @ ... Read more

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