A Brief History Of Time

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

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

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
    • Genre: Science
    • ISBN: 9780553175219, 9780553175219
    • 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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    • 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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    • 15 mm
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    • 198 mm
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    • 127 mm
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    • 199 gr
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    Universe in the palm of your hand

    William Blake, in his "Auguries of Innocence" wrote

    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.

    This maybe considered as nothing more than a very good imagery built by words. But this book helps you to hold 'infinity in the palm of your hand' and 'eternity in an hour'.

    It is suggested that you have a 'basic understanding' of Science (Particularly, Physics) if you intend to take this book seriously (You w...
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    Dinesh Sairam

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    "A Brief History of Time" in brief

    dr.stephen hawkins a wonderful astrophysicist and professor in cosmology department of cambridge university wrote it along with carl sagan writer of books like "cosmos by carl sagan"this is a wonderful worth reading book for all ages....
    coming onto the book----
    from time immemorial people have been wondering about-"what is universe?","what is time??","what is its limit??","how it all started???","who maintains and controls it??" & so on.....
    this particular book answers it all.this is also ...
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    debajyoti dash

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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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    The Simplest Science book

    First of all I thank Stephen Hawkings for writing this wonderful book. I have never seen a science book as simple as this. Its truely great. He has explained nearly everything except the theory of everything which he has left to us, the younger generations to uncover it. This book really tempts me to take a career of science. I cant express how easy it is. From Ptolemy to Himself, he has explained the evolution of science step by step.
    The book is such a fine piece that everyone should buy.
    T...
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    Perfect product!

    I think it is a must read book for people who are enthusiastic and curious about science (mainly physics). Believe me, after reading it completely you will question a lot of things in the universe....

    Features of the book :

    simple language
    the author will not let you lose interest
    not a lengthy book (only 200 pages)
    includes figures and diagrams

    after all a masterpiece by a great mind !

    ALSO LOTS OF LOVE TO FLIPKART BECAUSE THE GAVE ABOUT 10-15 CUTE BOOKMARKS
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Amazing book by Stephen Hawking. I salute him . He was a great scientist. I recommend this book to those who love universe
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    Rinku Mahato

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    Simply awesome

    this is one of the best book of Stephen Hawking. explaintion is so easy to understand. I think it is best for science lover's 😊😘😍
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    Classy product

    i think so this is the best book to be gifted to the class 7-9 children to develop their interest in science and research Awesome book by great cosmologist . Even dead he will be immortal for us in our minds hail Hawking!
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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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    Brilliant

    This book covers the evolution of thinking about the universe from aristotle era to the great einstein era by the introduction of famous general theory of relativity and the quantum mechanics to search for a special theory that can fill the gap between those two theories-"THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING". Hawking has described those giant complex theories like a simple story. Really a great work from 'one of the most brilliant scientific minds since einstein' !! 😇😍
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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 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:How many pages are there in this book? I am also a science lover , I am asking this question due to shortage of time as I am an school student.
    A:more than 200 pages.
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    Q:What is the font size of the letters in The book brief history of time
    A:It is clearly visible, readable without any problem for eyes
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    Q:I am in 9 class can i understand it
    A:yes it is simple and read thoroughly and take help from teachers if necessary
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    Q:is this book good for teenagers?
    A:Ya obviously.Space is always mysterious and sir Stephen Hawking try to send this mysterious to the general people so that they can easily understand the science of space even they're not from physics.
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    Q:Does there is any difference between the book "Theory of everything" and this one?
    A:Yes both are different.if you are interested in astronomy both the books are good choices.
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    Q:is it contains pictures
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    Q:can i understand this book.because i am search those thing which waste product
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    Q:Does this book have lot of pictures? And I'm class 10th so can I understand it?
    A:No,it got only a few pictures. Maybe 2 or 3 per chapter. And about understanding the book i think it can be difficult for a normal 10th class student but if you got interest in astronomy then for it.
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