A Brief History of Time  by Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Author : Stephen Hawking

Publisher : Transworld Digital

Published date : 2009-11-10

Category : Science

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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders

A Brief History Of Time is a book authored by the science whiz Stephen Hawking. This is the Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary edition.

This New York Times bestseller is a pioneering book and gives us an insight into intense issues related to the universe. Questions such as how did the universe come into being, does time always flow forward, is the universe unending or is it defined by limitations, what is the extent of space, and what will happen eventually when it is all over is explained in the book. This great work of science presents everything in an easy-to-understand language.

A Brief History Of Time demystifies terms like anti matter, quarks, black holes, arrows of time, and big bang for the layman. It talks about the bigger God and inexplicable and unforeseen possibilities. The author brings alive images with his astounding imagination. With his brilliant intellect, he the enlightens the reader about secrets of the universe. This book was published by Bantam in the year 1998. It was first published in 1988 with more than nine million copies in circulation and garnered widespread praise and acclaim. Then a decade later as science took leaps in technology, Stephen Hawking upgraded the new volume to include the latest observations. These interpretations actually confirm the theoretical predictions made by him in the first edition.

About the Author

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London, but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight, his family moved to St Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London. At eleven Stephen went to St Albans School, and then on to University College, Oxford, his father's old college. Stephen wanted to do Mathematics, although his father would have preferred medicine. Mathematics was not available at University College, so he did Physics instead. After three years and not very much work he was awarded a first class honours degree in Natural Science.

Stephen then went on to Cambridge to do research in Cosmology, there being no-one working in that area in Oxford at the time. His supervisor was Denis Sciama, although he had hoped to get Fred Hoyle who was working in Cambridge. After gaining his Ph.D. he became first a Research Fellow, and later on a Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. After leaving the Institute of Astronomy in 1973 Stephen came to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and since 1979 has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics. The chair was founded in 1663 with money left in the will of the Reverend Henry Lucas, who had been the Member of Parliament for the University. It was first held by Isaac Barrow, and then in 1669 by Isaac Newton.

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