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Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author’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’s most important concepts.

This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its author’s wish to make its content more accessible to readers –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–but even more so–A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.

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Stephen Hawking will be lecturing at the following locations:

11/7/05: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 408 Alamden Blvd., San Jose, CA, 95110, (408) 277-5277

11/10/05: Paramount Theater of the Arts, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, (510) 465-6400

11/16/05: The Paramount Theater, 911 Pine Street, Seattle, WA, 98101, (206) 467-5510

Tickets for "The Origins of the Universe with Dr.Stephen Hawking" are available through Ticketmaster.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features thirty-eight new full-color illustrations, the elimination of some of the more technical material, and an expanded, easier to understand treatment of the volume's most important theoretical concepts. 75,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its

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 Euclid’s Window and Feynman’s Rainbow and the coauthor of the children’s book series The Kids of Einstein Elementary.

Table of Contents

Thinking about the universe — Our evolving picture of the universe — The nature of a scientific theory — Newton's universe — Relativity — Curved space — The expanding universe — The Big Bang, black holes, and the evolution of the universe — Quantum gravity — Wormholes and time travel — The forces of nature and the unification of physics — Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307417848
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Science : Cosmology
Author:
Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
Author:
Leonard Mlodinow
Author:
Hawking, Stephen
Author:
Hawking, Stephen W.
Author:
Mlodinow, Leonard
Author:
Stephen W. Hawking
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Physics-Cosmology
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Physics-Popular
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050927
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
162

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Product details 162 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307417848 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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

"Synopsis" by , A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features thirty-eight new full-color illustrations, the elimination of some of the more technical material, and an expanded, easier to understand treatment of the volume's most important theoretical concepts. 75,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its
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