By Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow


The technological know-how vintage made extra accessible
• extra concise • Illustrated

FROM some of the most superb MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A e-book THAT CLARIFIES HIS most vital IDEAS
Stephen Hawking’s around the globe bestseller A short background of Time continues to be a landmark quantity in medical writing. yet for years readers have requested for a extra obtainable formula of its key concepts—the nature of house and time, the position of God in production, and the heritage and way forward for the universe. A Briefer heritage of Time is Professor Hawking’s response.

Although “briefer,” this booklet is way greater than a trifling clarification of Hawking’s previous paintings. A Briefer historical past of Time either clarifies and expands at the nice matters of the unique, and files the most recent advancements within the field—from string idea to the hunt for a unified idea of all of the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations increase the textual content and make A Briefer background of Time a thrilling and must-have addition in its personal correct to the nice literature of technological know-how and ideas.

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