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 basic...Continua
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 universe...Continua
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.
A fantastic work from a fantastic man and mind....Continua