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A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking, & Leonard Mlodinow (Hardcover, 2005)

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A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking, & Leonard Mlodinow

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 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.

Thirty-eight full-colour illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating addition in its own right to the literature of science.

 

Format: Hardback | 176 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0  x 2.0 | 600g

Publication Date: 01 Nov 2005

Publisher: Transworld Publishers

Imprint: Bantam Press

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Statement: Revised ed.

ISBN10: 0593054970

ISBN13: 9780593054970

 

Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the cover. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (minor scuff marks along the edges, and some scratching). All pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. Apart from the dust jacket, which is still in good condition, the book is in excellent condition.