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A Brief History of Time

226 pages, 2011

science & nature

science & nature

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A landmark in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores the ultimate secrets at the heart of creation.  

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected.  

With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the beginning—and possibly even beyond.

Understanding the Universe

Stephen Hawking invites us to explore the vast universe. He simplifies complex theories about time, space, and black holes. You'll find yourself understanding concepts that once seemed out of reach.

The Big Bang Theory

Hawking explains the Big Bang Theory in a way that's easy to grasp. He suggests that time and space began with this massive explosion. It's like a thrilling detective story, where you get to piece together the clues about the universe's origins.

Black Holes Aren't So Scary

Ever been scared of black holes? Well, this book might change your mind. Hawking breaks down the mystery surrounding black holes. You'll see them in a new light, and they might even become your new fascination.

Time Travel: A Possibility?

Ever dreamt of time travel? Hawking discusses the possibility in A Brief History of Time. He doesn't promise you a time machine, but he does provide a fascinating look into the scientific theories behind time travel.

The Future of the Universe

What's going to happen to the universe? Hawking shares his predictions in the book. It's a chance to look into the future through the eyes of one of the world's most brilliant physicists. You'll be left pondering long after you've finished reading.

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Hawking's A Brief History of Time is a testament to the power of human curiosity, a triumph of the human spirit in its quest to understand the universe.

Carl SaganCarl Sagan - Astronomy, Cosmos

Hawking's book is a brilliant and lucid attempt to explain complex scientific theories to the layman.

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose - Mathematical Physics

A Brief History of Time is a remarkable book that brings the most profound questions of physics within the reach of the non-specialist.

Leonard SusskindLeonard Susskind - String Theory

Hawking's book is a masterful piece of scientific exposition, making the complex world of cosmology accessible to all.

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysics, Science Communication

A Brief History of Time is a book that makes you feel smarter just by reading it. Hawking's ability to explain complex ideas is unparalleled.

Bill GatesBill Gates - Microsoft, Philanthropy
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