Look Inside. Sep 27, Minutes Buy. But for years readers 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 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.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Have one to sell? Sell yours here. See all 1 image s. Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and is the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller.

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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. I bought this because I was texting my husband 30 times a day with questions about black holes and light and everything space-related that was blowing my mind. I am space-obsessed but don't have a very science-oriented mind. In fact, I flunked my college chemistry class and didn't do all that great in bio either.

But this book is great. I think it talks down just a tad too much like explaining the meaning of the word "ellipse", really? To me, this is a great book for anyone interested in the universe and not very knowledgeable on it. It's a great overview to help you dive into everything going forward.

And I'm reading this while watching Tyson's Cosmos series and the combination of the two is really great. A curious sixth grader, interested in science, loved this. I got it for him because I thought it gave a fantastic treatment of astronomy and physics relating to space and time, at a general reading level, while the school curriculum's treatment of space was pretty shallow and repetitive. This eleven year old feels he has learned tons, and wants to read it over and over because it is so fascinating.

Thank you Professor Hawking!!! I've spent years trying to wrap my head around black holes. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what is what in the night sky.

And we all have. This book actually makes me want to redo college and study astrophysics. And I am terrible at math. But I would probably find a way to learn that language if it means getting to a place I can actually understand. One mississippi, two mississippi and three mississippi. Feels great control your time for few seconds.

And time is indeed a personal thing, Hawking remind us in this charming book. If you are traveling close to the speed of light, your mississippi is much longer than mine. I am fooling around in Germany at low speeds relative to everything in this planet.

So you can slow down time by moving very fast in relation to Earth. Using such well illustrated examples, Hawking always emphasize that the universe is strange and wonderful.

He explains how time started at the big bang our best guess also discussing the different time definitions used by Newton fixed and Einstein relative. The whole thing converges to how physicists have been searching for a theory of everything as a function of time, of course. This is the book for everyone who would love to have a better understanding of why time is relative as opposed to constant.

Time can go faster or slower, depending on things such as velocity and gravity. You will feel and BE smarter after you read this. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. DPReview Digital Photography.


Briefer History of Time -- Paperback / softback [Paperback]

The title of this book differs by only two letters from A Brief History of Time that I wrote in That book stayed on the bestseller list for weeks; a remarkable feat for a book that no one understood. Three years ago, I attempted to simplify my ideas in The Universe in a Nutshell, but I now gather that no one understood that, either. So, I'm now giving you a third and final chance. At the very least, you will begin to grasp the concept of circular time. So pay attention.


A Briefer History of Time

In this book Hawking and Mlodinow present quantum mechanics , string theory , the big bang theory , and other topics in a more accessible fashion to the general public. The book is updated with newly discovered topics, and informs of recurring subjects throughout the book in greater detail. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the popular science book by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. Archived from the original on 8 May Retrieved Stephen Hawking.

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