An outstanding book that gives deeper understanding of a very complex universe. One of the most prominent minds of our time the author explores serious questions that bother most of us even if in shallow reflections.
A brief history of time was on the london sunday times best seller list for 237 weeks and has sold about one copy for every 750 men women and children on earth.
Brief history of time book review. Gracefully covered in this book we find topics such as. In this a brief history of time book review we will try to get a glimpse of stephen hawking s ideas about the universe. These gravitational laws with all their details first studied and examined by newton and galileo were interesting starting point to consider in hawking s best seller a brief history of time.
A brief history of time. A brief history of time is stephen hawking s attempt at taking the advances of science throughout history and presenting them in a readable fashion for the layman. 5 0 out of 5 stars touched by genius.
A brief history of time by stephen hawking is undoubtedly one of the if not the best known science books of the twentieth century. In the ten years since its publication in 1988 stephen hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide. In this ageless book through the quantum mechanic still unknown for a bigger part of the population he succeed to explain in a most understandable way the big mystery about expanding of the universe.
Brief history of time is a tougher read than his last book which was higher level and simpler i often found myself stopping for minutes over few lines just to imagine and understand the physics at play. The order of time by carlo rovelli is published by allen lane. A brief history of time by stephen hawking.
Its 2005 follow up work a briefer history of time starts its foreword with a note on the original 1988 bestseller s sales. Reviewed in the united states on august 20 2018. Not since the late stephen hawking s a brief history of time has there been so genial an integration of physics and philosophy.
In a very readable and even often humorous manner hawking lays out this history tracing its roots all the way back to aristotle through galileo to newton all the way up into the modern age. 4 18 rating details 310 740 ratings 9 096 reviews. I can see why it was a best seller worldwide because stephen was a very entertaining and humorous writer.
I believe that a brief history of time was the late stephen hawking s first book for the general reader.