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3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read, 6 July 2014
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This review is from: A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes (Kindle Edition)
This isn't a bad book. It covers much of the physics of astronomy in an accessible way, and the first half of this book is easy to understand.

The book starts by explaining the basics of our knowledge of space, what we believed in the past and why we now know it's wrong. From there he builds up to a deeper understanding of new space research, written in a way that your typical layman with a science bent would understand.

My problem with the book starts about three quarters of the way through. As Hawking goes deeper into "string theory," "black holes," "event horizons" and the like, I just found the content more and more boring. If I wanted to have something to put me to sleep, I'd turn to chapters 8 through 12 of this book.

Maybe it's me, I've a science degree, but black holes have never gripped me, and the book didn't help.
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