A Briefer History of Time

April 9, 2009
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Stephen William Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

Briefer History of Time coverStephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, remains one of the landmark volumes in scientific writing of our time. But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe.

Professor Hawking’s response is this new work that will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.…

Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. It clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. 37 full-color illustrations enhance the text and make it an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.  — Random House