A Brief History of Time

Category: Book
By (author): Hawking, Stephen
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / General
  SCIENCE / Cosmology
  SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
  SCIENCE / Physics / General
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: September 1998
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.00in x 5.95in x 0.75in
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A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking's book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin-and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending-or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and "arrows of time," of the big bang and a bigger God-where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.

Review Quote*"[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit. . . . His is a brain of extraordinary power."-The New York Review of Books

"This book marries a child's wonder to a genius's intellect. We journey into Hawking's universe while marvelling at his mind."-The Sunday Times (London)
"Masterful."-The Wall Street Journal

"Charming and lucid . . . [A book of] sunny brilliance."-The New Yorker

"Lively and provocative . . . Mr. Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher's gifts-easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life."-The New York Times

"Even as he sits helpless in his wheelchair, his mind seems to soar ever more brilliantly across the vastness of space and time to unlock the secrets of the universe."-Time
Biographical Note

Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell.