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A Brief History Of Time: From The Big Bang To Black Holes

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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite are just some of the questions considered in this book for the non-scientific layman. One of the great minds in astrophysics, Stephen W. Hawking, presents a work that explores and challenges our perception of the universe, how time works, and science. The author begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein and then delves into the secrets which lie at the heart of space and time. This edition features an introduction by Carl Sagan and illustrations by Ron Miller.

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. He held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663, for thirty years. 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.

This is a 1988 edition (reprinted 10 times) and produced by The Bath Press. There is no dust jacket. The book is bound in blue cloth boards which are gilt-stamped on the spine. The spine is bumped at the top and foot . The text block is clean and unmarked.

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Author(s):
Stephen W. Hawking
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24cmx16cmx2cm
Edition:
1988 (reprinted 10 times)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0593015185
Number of pages:
198
Publisher:
Bantam Press
Title:
A Brief History Of Time: From The Big Bang To Black Holes

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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite are just some of the questions considered in this book for the non-scientific layman. One of the great minds in astrophysics, Stephen W. Hawking, presents a work that explores and challenges our perception of the universe, how time works, and science. The author begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein and then delves into the secrets which lie at the heart of space and time. This edition features an introduction by Carl Sagan and illustrations by Ron Miller.

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. He held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663, for thirty years. 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.

This is a 1988 edition (reprinted 10 times) and produced by The Bath Press. There is no dust jacket. The book is bound in blue cloth boards which are gilt-stamped on the spine. The spine is bumped at the top and foot . The text block is clean and unmarked.

Author(s):
Stephen W. Hawking
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24cmx16cmx2cm
Edition:
1988 (reprinted 10 times)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0593015185
Number of pages:
198
Publisher:
Bantam Press
Title:
A Brief History Of Time: From The Big Bang To Black Holes

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