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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes by [Stephen Hawking]
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[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit. . . . His is a brain of extraordinary power. --The New York Review of Books

This book marries a child's wonder to a genius's intellect. We journey into Hawking's universe while marvelling at his mind. --The Sunday Times, (London)

Masterful. --The Wall Street Journal

Charming and lucid . . . [A book of] sunny brilliance. --The New Yorker

Lively and provocative . . . Mr. Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher's gifts -- easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life. --The New York Times

Even as he sits helpless in his wheelchair, his mind seems to soar ever more brilliantly across the vastness of space and time to unlock the secrets of the universe. --Time --Reviews --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Stunningly repackaged edition of the international bestseller --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0031RDVMI
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Transworld Digital; 0 edition (10 November 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3001 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 242 pages
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Stephen Hawking's ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including The Universe in a Nutshell, A Briefer History of Time, On the Shoulders of Giants, The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants, and George's Secret Key to the Universe.

(Stephen William Hawking; Oxford, Reino Unido, 8 de Enero de 1942 - Cambridge, 14 de marzo de 2018) F&iacute;sico te&oacute;rico brit&aacute;nico. A pesar de sus discapacidades f&iacute;sicas y de las progresivas limitaciones impuestas por la enfermedad degenerativa que padec&iacute;a, Stephen William Hawking es probablemente el f&iacute;sico m&aacute;s conocido entre el gran p&uacute;blico desde los tiempos de Einstein. Luchador y triunfador, a lo largo de toda su vida logr&oacute; sortear la inmensidad de impedimentos que le plante&oacute; el mal de Lou Gehrig, una esclerosis lateral amiotr&oacute;fica que le aquejaba desde que ten&iacute;a 20 a&ntilde;os. Hawking es, sin duda, un ejemplo particular de vitalidad y resistencia frente al infortunio del destino.

Fue miembro de la Real Sociedad de Londres, de la Academia Pontificia de las Ciencias y de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Estados Unidos. Fue titular de la C&aacute;tedra Lucasiana de Matem&aacute;ticas (Lucasian Chair of Mathematics) de la Universidad de Cambridge desde 1979 hasta su jubilaci&oacute;n en 2009. Entre las numerosas distinciones que le han sido concedidas, Hawking ha sido honrado con doce doctorados honoris causa y ha sido galardonado con la Orden del Imperio Brit&aacute;nico (grado CBE) en 1982, el Premio Pr&iacute;ncipe de Asturias de la Concordia en 1989, la Medalla Copley en 2006, la Medalla de la Libertad en 2009 y el Premio Fundaci&oacute;n BBVA Fronteras del Conocimiento en 2015.

Alcanz&oacute; &eacute;xitos de ventas con sus trabajos divulgativos sobre Ciencia, en los que discute sobre sus propias teor&iacute;as y la cosmolog&iacute;a en general; estos incluyen A Brief History of Time, que estuvo en la lista de best-sellers del The Sunday Times brit&aacute;nico durante 237 semanas.

La Editorial Alvi Books le dedic&oacute;, como tributo y reconocimiento, este espacio en Amazon en 2016.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Without a doubt a masterpiece! 👍
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"What did God do before he created the universe? Augustine didn’t reply: He was preparing Hell for people who asked such questions. Instead, he said that time was a property of the universe that God created, and that time did not exist before the beginning of the universe."

Stephen Hawking takes us on a journey from the time when the world believed that Earth was the center of the universe and supported on the back of a giant tortoise to our age when we know better. Without the use of any mathematical equation, except the one famous mass energy equivalence relation by Einstein, he has explained the nature of our universe, from the smallest particles which cannot be seen to the biggest entities, the black holes in a simple language.

The manner in which Hawking broke down complex concepts in theoretical physics, along with his adept use of humor, he clearly won over the readers who otherwise might have found themselves intimidated by physics and maths.
I recommend it to all people who are interested in physics and cosmology but hate equations. 😄
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing read for those who wonder about our universe!
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Reviewed in India on 12 January 2019
A brief history of time... What a fascinating book! This is probably the first time I read through an entire book where I only understood a fraction of what was explained, due to my limited understanding on the topic. In other circumstances I would have left it incomplete. However with this gem, it made me wonder about various principles I had heard about in high school, and search for some cool videos online explaining them in an easy to understand language.

If you have wondered about the big bang, black holes, elementary particles, general relativity, quantum mechanics, space and time, or the laws of the universe, this book is for you!

This book reminds one of how beautiful, fascinating and intriguing our universe is! I don't think the author could have simplified things any further. I rate the book a 5-star for keeping me engaged, for making me explore concepts I wouldn't have otherwise, and for reminding me of the wonders of the universe.
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