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A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking

A Briefer History of Time (original 2005; edition 2008)

by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

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Title:A Briefer History of Time
Authors:Stephen Hawking
Other authors:Leonard Mlodinow
Info:Bantam (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 176 pages
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მშვენიერი მოკლე ჩანახატია იმის თუ რა ხდება კოსმოლოგიაში, რა საფუძველი აქვს დღევანდელ თეორიებს და აღმოჩენებს, რა არის ყველაფრის თეორია და სად შეიძლება ვეძებოთ და ა.შ.

როგორც ყოველთვის ჰოკინგი თავის ამპლუაშია და ყოველთვის აკმაყოფილებს დამწყების (არასპეციალისტის, მსგავსი თემებისგან დაშორებული მკითხველის) ცნობისმოყვარეობას.​
ეს წიგნი არის "დროის მოკლე ისტორიის" კიდევ უფრო შეკვეცილი ვარიანტი, რომელიც კიდევ უფრო ლაკონურად და დილეტანტის ენაზე ხსნის ყველაფერს. შესაბამისად "დროის მოკლე ისტორია"-ზე უფრო მარტივია გასაგებად.
ყოველივე ეს გარკვეულ იმედგაცრუებას ბადებს მკითხველის იმ კატეგორიისთვის ვინც მსგავს ლიტერატურას და თემებს კარგად იცნობს და წიგნისგან უფრო დეტალურ ახსნას ითხოვს. სამაგიეროდ ამ ჟანრის დამწყები მკითხველისთვის საუკეთესო წიგნია, წინამორბედზე მცირეა და უფრო ადვილად გასაგები.
გარდა სიმარტივისა "დროის უფრო მოკლე ისტორია" წინამორბედისგან განსხვავდება რამდენიმე ახალი თემით, როგორიცაა სიმების თეორია და ბნელი ენერგია. რომლებიც 80-იან წლებში როცა "დროის მოკლე ისტორია" გამოიცა ჯერ არ იყო აღმოჩენილი ან კარგად დამუშავებული. ( )
  Misha.Kaulashvili | Aug 22, 2016 |
In this (companion? sequel?) to A Brief History of Time, Hawking goes into more depth regarding some of the more intriguing aspects of the first book. It's quite an easy read and really gets you thinking. ( )
  benuathanasia | Aug 13, 2016 |
Fascinating Captain - almost incomprehensible in places, but still truly fascinating.

I love the awesome (in the correct sense of the word) nature of astro-physics, I just wish my brain was a little more willing to play along. ( )
  MartynChuzz | Feb 22, 2016 |
I'm no expert on this stuff, and much of it was over my head, but I was still fascinated. I might need to go over it a few more times to let some of the really abstract concepts sink in. For this initial pass, I just let a few of the denser explanations pass by me. I did learn that the universe is much stranger than I previously thought. It also gave me greater respect for science as a discipline, in mathematically modeling and quantifying its findings, and in being ready to question all assumptions and shed old conclusions when the evidence starts to point elsewhere. ( )
  richjj | Jan 27, 2016 |
An outstanding overview of various scientific theories (Newtonian, General Theory of Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory) along with various cosmological concepts. Covered in an easy to understand, entertaining manner. A truly profound introductory read. ( )
  nvenkataraman1 | Sep 23, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553385461, Paperback)


The science classic made more accessible
• More concise • Illustrated

Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. 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 is Professor Hawking’s response.

Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. 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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In the years since the publication of Hawking's A Brief History of Time, readers have repeatedly told Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the reason for A Briefer History: his wish to make its content more accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that 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 recent progress, from string theory to exciting developments in the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics.--From publisher description.… (more)

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