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A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.

Science & Nature
March 1
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Barron1961 ,

Review of A Brief History of Time

I enjoyed reading this book although it took me some time as there is quite a bit to absorb. I appreciate that while Hawking is a well known atheist he actually spends very little time discussing God. In fact, it is not until the last chapter that he really has anything to say about God at all. Even then he doesn’t draw the conclusion that God had nothing to do with the creation of the universe. Hawking seems content to let the reader draw his own conclusions.

I can’t say that after reading this book I am now an expert on the origins of the universe, and that’s okay. That was never the point of the book to begin with. Hawking simply sets up a road map showing where the current theories of physics came from and possible destinations as to where science in general and physics in particular is taking us.

I can see me reading more of Hawking’s books should the opportunity present itself.

Jackson David Reynolds ,

Unparalleled (In Our Universe)

Hawking brings forth ideas of labyrinthine complexity with unequaled clarity and eloquence. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever asked the question... Well, come to think of it, anyone who has ever asked ANY question.

znp0001 ,

A Great, But Challenging Read

Hawking definitely challenges the average person’s ability to stretch their imagination and perspective to a scope not often reached. It’s a wonderful and informative read.

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