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A Brief History of Time:
The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition
Stephen Hawking: winner of countless awards and honorary degrees, author of countless books and papers on the fundamental concepts of the universe, accomplished lecturer, physicist, and father of three
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Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Published: New York, 1998

212 Pages with Illustration.
Hardcover Available, 1998 Edition

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Reader from Minnesota, 6/30/99
Reader from Seattle, 6/6/99
Reader from Mexico, 5/7/99
Reader from South Africa, 2/12/99

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    A Brief History of Time, published in 1988, was a landmark volume in science writing and in world-wide acclaim and popularity, with more than 9 million copies in print globally. The original edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the ensuing years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic world--observations that have confirmed many of Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book.
     Now a decade later, this edition updates the chapters throughout to document those advances, and also includes an entirely new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and a new introduction. It make vividly clear why A Brief History of Time has transformed our view of the universe. Reviewer- Therese Littleton
     Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help nonscientists understand the questions being asked by scientists today: 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 reveal these questions (and where we're looking 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; these concepts are so vast (or so tiny) as to cause 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."
Reader From Minnesota
    Stephen Hawking has been spoken of as the one of the most intelligent minds of this century. Considering this one would expect his most famous work, "A Brief History of Time" to be complicated to the point of incomprehensible. If you have read his book you would find the truth to be pleasantly to the contrary. If Hawking were to change his profession from physicist to author it seems that he would have no problem at all making a living. He truly is a genius for the people who can interpret complicated subjects into easily understandable material.
Reader from Seattle
    After reading this book Stephen Hawking became a hero in my eyes. As a bored fifteen year old I was rummaging through my dad's books and came across an interesting looking (non-fiction!) book among hundreds of dusty old books. Intersted, I read the introduction to get a feel for the book before I continued on my search for some interesting reading material. Within the first pages of the book I was hooked. Over the next week and a half I gave up precious hours of sleep without a moment's hesitation. Never had such complicated scientific theory come so easily (not that I have done any extensive research...I am only a lowly freshman in highschool taking biology, my only introduction to Hawking's topics come from middle school science and any mention my dad has made to such subjects!) Only allowing myself to read one chapter before I went to sleep I finished the book all too soon. I recomend this book to any and everyone. Thought the topics are daunting Hawking does an amazing job making them comprehendable for even me!
Reader from Mexico
    This was the first Astrophysics book I bought, and I most say that at first I didn´t get a clue on what was going on, so I moved over to other books (Sagan´s Cosmos, for instance) to get the most basic ideas of physics and astronomy (Hey, I slept every physics class in Junior High) And after that, I was glued. Now, I tend to impress my friends and non-friends when talking about issues such as Tim Travel, Super Strings and the nature of the Universe (I proudly can say that I shut my Philosophy teacher´s mouth up) Really, get this book, You´ll like it. But if you are only up to only learn new theories on the Universe, then get lost, friend, this book holds everything, from particle physics to time Travel.
Reader from South Africa
    A book that explains the facts and theories of our universe and is so easy to understand doesn't come along very often. This book also raises some good points on all that it contains about quantum singularities and the structure of the universe as a whole. If you've ever wondered just how a black hole functions, then this is the book for you. Particularly good features of this book are that God is put in his place without insulting anybody and even if you're not that smart you're bound to love it. I found that reading it many, many times reveals something new every time. It's my all-time #1 !!!