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Stephen Hawking& #8217; s worldwide bestseller, < i> A Brief History of Time< /i> , has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author& #8217; s engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book& #8217; s most important concepts. < br> < br> This is the origin of and the reason for < i> A Briefer History of Time< /i> its author& #8217; s wish to make its content more accessible to readers & #8211; as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings.< br> < br> Although this book is literally somewhat & #8220; briefer, & #8221; it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory.< br> < br> This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of special interest and recent progress, from the latest developments in string theory to exciting developments in the search for a complete unified theory of all the forces of physics. Like prior editions of the book& #8211; but even more so& #8211; < i> A Briefer History of Time< /i> will guide nonscientistseverywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.< br> < br> ***< br> < br> Stephen Hawking will be lecturing at the following locations: < br> < br> 11/7/05: < b> San Jose Center for the Performing Arts< /b> , 408 Alamden Blvd., San Jose, CA, 95110, (408) 277-5277< br> < br> 11/10/05: < b> Paramount Theater of the Arts< /b> , 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, (510) 465-6400< br> < br> 11/16/05: < b> The Paramount Theater< /b> , 911 Pine Street, Seattle, WA, 98101, (206) 467-5510< br> < br> Tickets for & quot; The Origins of the Universe with Dr.Stephen Hawking& quot; are available through Ticketmaster.< br> < br> < br> < i> From the Hardcover edition.< /i>

Synopsis:

From the Big Bang to the theory of relativity, Hawking challenges imagination and expands the grasp of the cosmos. Told by an extraordinary contributor to the ideas of humankind, this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Unabridged.

Synopsis:

FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS

 

Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe—A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response.

 

Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Stephen Hawkings worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its authors engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the books most important concepts.

This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its authors wish to make its content more accessible to readers&#8212;as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings.

Although this book is literally somewhat “briefer,” it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory.

This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of special interest and recent progress, from the latest developments in string theory to exciting developments in the search for a complete unified theory of all the forces of physics. Like prior editions of the book&#8212;but even more so&#8212;A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell.

Physicist Leonard Mlodinow, his collaborator for this new edition, has taught at Cal Tech, written for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is the author of Euclids Window and Feynmans Rainbow and the coauthor of the childrens book series The Kids of Einstein Elementary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739321874
Read:
Davies, Erik
With:
Mlodinow, Leonard
With:
Mlodinow, Leonard
Read by:
Davies, Erik
Read:
Davies, Erik
Author:
Hawking, Stephen
Author:
Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
Author:
Mlodinow, Leonard
Author:
Davies, Erik
Author:
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
Four CD
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.02x6.02x1.00 in. .50 lbs.
Media Run Time:
300

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Product details pages Random House Audio Publishing Group - English 9780739321874 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the Big Bang to the theory of relativity, Hawking challenges imagination and expands the grasp of the cosmos. Told by an extraordinary contributor to the ideas of humankind, this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Unabridged.
"Synopsis" by , FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS

 

Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe—A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response.

 

Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , Stephen Hawkings worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its authors engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the books most important concepts.

This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its authors wish to make its content more accessible to readers&#8212;as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings.

Although this book is literally somewhat “briefer,” it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory.

This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of special interest and recent progress, from the latest developments in string theory to exciting developments in the search for a complete unified theory of all the forces of physics. Like prior editions of the book&#8212;but even more so&#8212;A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.

From the Hardcover edition.

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