A Briefer History of Time

A Briefer History of Time

eBook - 2005
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In the years since the publication of Hawking's A Brief History of Time, readers have repeatedly told Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the reason for A Briefer History: his wish to make its content more accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory. This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of recent progress, from string theory to exciting developments in the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2005
ISBN: 9780307417848
0307417840
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (162 p.) :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Mlodinow, Leonard 1954-
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PhileasFogg
Jul 18, 2016

The book was very easy to follow and even somewhat humorous at times. It took on more difficult topics towards the end, but remained easy to read. A great refresher for the concepts I had previously learned and did a stupendous job at introducing new concepts to me.

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janwishart
Jul 27, 2015

Easier to follow than the brief history of time. Still got lost though!

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eleanorsolomon
Dec 20, 2014

One of the best science books I've ever read. The writer takes some of the most fascinating stuff about astrophysics and turns it into something anybody could pick up and read.

rainbow0 Sep 07, 2013

A far, far better book than Neil Turok's "The Universe Within", which I read just before this one. I liked the humble and considerate attitude of Hawking and Mlodinov in carefully explaining for the layperson what the science of physics has discovered.

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frosty2
Oct 23, 2011

fun informative read

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panhan
Oct 25, 2007

S. Hawking has a very clear way of wirting a grade school kid could understand some topics :)

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