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The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell - Two… (edition 2007)

by Stephen Hawking (Author)

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Title:The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell - Two Books in One
Authors:Stephen Hawking (Author)
Info:Bantam Books (2007), 464 pages

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This book is as good as its previous account, the brief history of time, or maybe better. This book makes use of the previous knowledge from the brief history and expands it more by adding more descriptive comments and interesting examples of theory of the universe. Although the book was great, it became more and more complex near at the half. ( )
  wilson33934 | Nov 4, 2010 |
A great overview of many interesting scientific principles for those of us who would love to understand physics and can't. ( )
  klarsenmd | Aug 24, 2010 |
(A Brief History of Time)

A great account, and probably a good place to start into the world of modern physics for people with a background of such things. Probably not the easiest book to understand, but neither should the question of when and how does the universe begin and end be for the faint of heart. On the other hand, I don't think that Hawking here presents as much insight as one would've liked, and I am not sure if we all are so interested in knowing that he's keeping track of who's winning the Nobel Prize and who isn't (himself?). I find that bit a little annoying at times. ( )
  siafl | Sep 15, 2009 |
beautiful book, handsome font and great diagrams
  robertg69 | Apr 1, 2009 |
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First published in 1988, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time is a landmark in scientific writing. For this expanded edition, Professor Hawking prepared a new introduction to the book, wrote an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel, and updated the original text. This edition is enhanced throughout with more than 240 full-color illustrations, including satellite images, photographs made possible by spectacular technological advances such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and computer-generated images of three- and four-dimensional realities. A classic work that now brings to the reader the latest understanding of cosmology, The Illustrated Brief History of Time is the story of the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. In The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where he seeks to uncover the grail of science --the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe --from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M theory, from holography to duality. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions and where the original cosmic seed from which our universe sprang was a tiny nut.

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