Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to confront the supreme ...
questions of the nature of time and the universe. Was there a beginning of time? Will there be an end? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? From Galileo and Newton to modern astrophysics, from the breathtakingly cast to the extraordinarily tiny, Professor Hawking leads us on an exhilarating journey to distant galaxies, black holes, alternate dimensions--as close as man has ever ventured to the mind of God. From the vantage point of the wheelchair from which he has spent more than twenty years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Stephen Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. Cogently explained, passionately revealed, A Brief History of Time is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge: the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.
meh... interesting and the guy is certainly one of the geniuses of our times, but im not really sure what it wanted to be... if it was to be a book for the general public, at times it is way too convoluted... if it was to be a technical publication,
..." it is clearly basicContinua...Nascondi
The noted physicist revisited his landmark book with illustrations which help to show the principles under discussion. The material remains very specialized and not easily assimilated, but the book and the author's brilliant work go some distance
..." toward making more sense of the universeContinua...Nascondi
Hawking presents both the history of the universe and the history of the discovery of that history masterfully. Whilst not 'dumbing down', Hawking, to a very large extent, makes theoretical physics and cosmology to those other than the specialists
..." by employing simple analogies and language, rather than equations.
This book is incredible. Hawking's enthusiasm and optimism is detectable throughout, as is his incredible intelligence and courage. Not once whilst talking about himself or his disability does he demonstrate self-pity. He is highly grateful and courageous.