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Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help non-scientists understand fundamental questions of physics and our existence: where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? Hawking attempts to deal with these questions (and where we might look for answers) using a minimum of technical jargon. Among the topics gracefully covered are gravity, black holes, the Big Bang, the nature of time and physicists' search for a grand unifying theory. This is deep science; the concepts are so vast (or so tiny) that they cause mental vertigo while reading, and one can't help but marvel at Hawking's ability to synthesize this difficult subject for people not used to thinking about things like alternate dimensions. The journey is certainly worth taking for as Hawking says, the reward of understanding the universe may be a glimpse of "the mind of God". --Therese Littleton, Amazon.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"Master of the Universe... One scientist's courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos" (Newsweek)
"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)
"He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit... His is a brain of extraordinary power" (Observer)
"To follow such a fine mind as it exposes such great problems is an exciting experience" (The Sunday Times)
"One of the most brilliant scientific minds since Einstein" (Daily Express)
A bit heavy going at times, but we'll written and definitely worth a read.Published 5 days ago by Rpetti
Really well written, taking complicated subjects and making them easy to understand. A throughly enjoyable read!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
A lot of people I know have started this book but not finished it. I am one of them. It loses my interest part way through.Published 18 days ago by GEOFFREY R BURNS