A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

January 31, 2019 - Comment

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world’s greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving

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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world’s greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day ‘A Brief History of Time’ remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders. An intriguing read that provides a real insight into difficult topics relating to the universe. This paperback book has 242 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.6 x 1.5cm.

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Anonymous says:

A Brief History Of My Efforts To Understand Physics Stephen Hawking summarises the difficulty of his book right at the end. Science has become ever more complex and specialised. All the grand, universal theories of A Brief History are actually the work of experts who only have time to understand their small patch. This breaking down of knowledge into pieces has been going on for centuries, gathering pace after 1776 when, in his Wealth Of Nations, Adam Smith described the future of industry as the division of labour. Then in 1988 Stephen Hawking…

Anonymous says:

Brilliant (This is the updated version). What a book, I enjoyed it from beginning to end, reading only a chapter a day, so I didn’t get too bogged down and had time to digest it. Nevertheless, it is a lot to take on board. Being a sci-fi nut, a lot of the theory and concepts, in principle, we’re known to me but still, I am only a lowly Human Being, not a scientist! I loved the sense of humour and little asides, although I am a little perplexed by the notion that if time flowed backwards, you could see…

Anonymous says:

Brilliant! Although inevitably now a little dated, given new discoveries and observations (such as gravitational waves), this layman’s introduction to theoretical physics, quantum mechanics et al, is still an excellent read. For example, did you know why the LHC at Cerne has to generate such enormous electrical power? Stephen’s clear and often humorous text leads you through some of the most complex concepts, and along the way you get quite a few anecdotes. You can feel his enthusiasm for his subject and…

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