Brief History Of Time

Brief History Of Time (English, Paperback, Stephen Hawking)

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Brief History Of Time  (English, Paperback, Stephen Hawking)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: PRHIPL
    • ISBN: 9780553175219, 0553175211
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 1989
    • Pages: 240
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    A Brief History of Time, authored by the legendary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, is considered to be the holy grail of populalizing scientific writing and ever since it was published for the first time in 1988, the book has been an ultimate guide to both scientific and non-scientific communities searching for answers to the most fundamental questions.

    Summary of the Book

    Unarguably one of the greatest minds living on the planet, Stephen Hawking takes the reader to a breath taking journey into the depths of cosmos from big bang to big crunch, from nature of forces to the corners of multiple dimensions, from quarks to the entangled theory of strings, through the wormholes, encircling event horizons, along the arrow of time and ultimately leaving him on the edge of the universe with his ideas on the grand unification of forces – the theory of everything. Hawking being a brilliant physicist draws a stunningly simple anatomy of intricate nature of the universe through an elegantly written language of physics and mathematics and thus making even a non-scientific person understanding some of the most important aspects of working nature of the cosmos. By stimulating the existential inquisitiveness of the reader, A Brief History of Time not only awakens his interests in physics, cosmology, and particle physics but inspires the natural philosopher and the historian in him. Following the legacy of an elite bunch of people such as Kepler, Copernicus, Einstein and Sagan who brought science of universe to the general public, Hawking successfully attempts in bringing topics of black holes and wormholes to the tables of cafeterias and public media. A Brief History of Time is timeless in its own nature and deserves to be read by anyone who has a curiosity to know the origin and fate of his or her own existence.

    About the Author

    Stephen Hawking is considered to be one of the greatest living minds existing. Born to an English family on the 300th death anniversary of Galileo, Stephen Hawking has his alma mater in the Oxford and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After an extensive work in physics and cosmology, in his early age itself he was showing a great potential in becoming one of the leading scientists in the field. When he was 21 he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a progressive motor neuron disease which destroyed the ability of his muscles to move and respond. It deteriorated with time and resulting in losing almost complete capability to move his body, but his brain continued to marvel with his extraordinary theories and thoughts. In 1974 he stunned the scientific community with his thesis on black holes, now famously called as Hawking Radiation.  In 1979 he was honored with the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, which has been the epitome of all the scientific achievements. Even though he had reached a state where he needed a computerized speech synthesizer to articulate his thoughts, he wrote the magnum opus of science, A Brief History of Time which has sold more than 10 million copies. He currently holds the position of Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Few of other books authored by him are The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, My Brief History, The Theory of Everything and The Nature of Space and Time.

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    • Bantam
    Publication Year
    • 1989
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    • In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Since 1979 he has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science.
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    5

    Just wow!

    excellent book for everybody,even not having much knowledge of physics,one can read it.good font size and printing. strong binding.nice packing.
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    Highly recommended

    Value for the book....
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    Bibhash Mazumder

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    Must buy!

    Masterclass writing from stephen hawking salute for his vision
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    Brilliant

    Ohhhhh this book is really cool. It is knowledgeable and helps to understand the higher concepts which are pretty cool . The content is nice and language is understandable. I just love this book. And I'm a great follower of sir Hawkins. May my feedback like by u and this book would be spreaded to all young scientists
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    Awesome

    Very quick delivery by flipkart.. The binding quality is good and the book is awesome... Excellent work by hawking sir... You don't have to be a scientist to understand it... Overall It's a must read book for space lovers... At the top, I thank flipkart for these services
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    Really Nice

    This book is really nice.I am in 9 class and i understand 80 percent of this book but i dont understand 20 percent of this book by reading again and again. There are some words that i dont understand . But all of this i like this book
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    5

    Worth every penny

    Hawking....
    Master of the universe.....
    After reading this book you will try to find the reason for existence
    This book challenges the existence of GOD...
    Now you will journey into Hawking's UNIVERSE.. in his MIND..........
    while marvelling at his mind.
    You will enter the region where you have never been before.... the ETERNAL and INFINITE SPACETIME you will get chance to meet INFINTY you will know that...
    You are not just here study the universe
    But
    You are a partof it.
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    Dev

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    Good book

    If you love physics and go Gaga over black holes. It's for you
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    Pages dint follow count an some are even missing

    I am disappointed. Due to my exams could not read it when i bought it. But when I begin to read few months later, i found that book had more than 20 pages at wrong places ( after page 57 82 follow, after 67 93 and so on). The book has not been compiled properly and few pages are missing (more than 10). I have not been to continue with the book due to such discrepancies.
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is this book written in common english laguage
    A:Yes it is written in common english language and it is very easy to understand also.
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    Q:does this contain all the physics wording or normal persone can also understand it?
    A:Yes a normal person would definitely understand it but there are some places where you would like to read some part couple of times and actually give a thought for it...
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    Q:does this book contains picture
    A:it do contain picture but it's very less
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    Q:Is the book mainly about blackholes??
    A:Not mainly. Black holes are part of book. The book is on scientific breakthroughs in field of astrophysics and nature of the universe.
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    Q:I am student of Class 7 . I am very interested to learn about the Universe and I am also interested in Science . Should I buy this book ? Am I able to understand its language ?
    A:It will be a bit tough to understand for you since you are just 12yrs and just starting to learn science.. anyways, you could still give it a try since you seem very interested in science.
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    Q:I'm a student of class 10 at present and I'm lover of science. I always use to read such books but I get very less time for reading so should I buy this or do something else? i really want to readit
    A:Do give it a go. I can understand u have board exam coming right up but take out some 30mins (before sleep) from your daily schedule and read this fabulous journey of the world's greatest physicist..
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    Q:Is this book for teenagers or not??
    A:yes...for teenagers
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    Q:I am a b.sc student with math,, Can I understand it??
    A:sure u can!
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    Q:Is this book contain all the content in that of the original book s brief history of time or there is only the cover page change????
    A:yes
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    Q:I am in 9 class can i understand it
    A:It will be difficult for you to understand but you can get answer of your 10 question per page then you can start reading. You should see some documentary or videos related this topic.
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