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A Briefer History of Time

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A Briefer History of Time

By Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow

Bantam, Paperback, 9780553385465, 162pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2008

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#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.


About the Author
Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell. Physicist Leonard Mlodinow, his collaborator for this new edition, has taught at Cal Tech, written for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is the author of Euclid's Window and Feynman's Rainbow and the coauthor of the children's book series The Kids of Einstein Elementary.


Praise For A Briefer History of Time

“Hawking and Mlodinow provide one of the most lucid discussions of this complex topic ever written for a general audience. . . . [They] maintain the same wry, lively tone that made A Brief History of Time such a delight.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“May be the clearest introduction to physics ever . . . An utterly engrossing read.”—Booklist

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