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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 კოსმოლო​გიაში, რა საფუძველი აქვს დღევანდელ თეორიებს და აღმ​ოჩენებს, რა არის ყველაფრის თეორია და სად შეიძლება ​

როგორც ყოველთვის ჰოკინგი თავის ამპლუაშია და ყოველთ​ვის აკმაყოფილებს დამწყების (არასპეციალისტის, მსგავ​სი თემებისგან დაშორებული მკითხველის) ცნობისმოყვარე​
ეს წიგნი არის "დროის მოკლე ისტორიის" კიდევ უფრო შე​კვეცილი ვარიანტი, რომელიც კიდევ უფრო ლაკონურად და ​დილეტანტის ენაზე ხსნის ყველაფერს. შესაბამისად "დრო​ის მოკლე ისტორია"-ზე უფრო მარტივია გასაგებად. ​
ყოველივე ეს გარკვეულ იმედგაცრუებას ბადებს მკითხველ​ის იმ კატეგორიისთვის ვინც მსგავს ლიტერატურას და თე​მებს კარგად იცნობს და წიგნისგან უფრო დეტალურ ახსნა​ს ითხოვს. სამაგიეროდ ამ ჟანრის დამწყები მკითხველის​თვის საუკეთესო წიგნია, წინამორბედზე მცირეა და უფრო​
გარდა სიმარტივისა "დროის უფრო მოკლე ისტორია" წინამ​ორბედისგან განსხვავდება რამდენიმე ახალი თემით, როგ​ორიცაა 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)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS

The science classic made more accessible
• More concise • Illustrated

FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS
 
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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