FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS
Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller "A Brief History of Time" remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who 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 "A Briefer History of Time" is Professor Hawking's response.
Although briefer, this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking's earlier work. "A Briefer History of Time" both 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. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make "A Briefer History of Time" an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.
About the Author
Stephen Hawking, a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, is the preeminent theoretical physicist in the world. His book "A Brief History of Time" was a phenomenal worldwide bestseller. He has twelve honorary degrees and was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire and was made a Companion of Honour. He has three children and one grandchild. Visit him at Hawking.org.uk.
Leonard Mlodinow est physicien au California Institute of Technology. Membre de la Societe americaine de physique. Il a soutenu de nombreux travaux a l'universite de Berkeley. Il a ete l'un des artisans du developpement des cederoms pour enfants chez Disney et a participe pendant plusieurs annees a l'ecriture de scenarios de series televisees telles que Star Trek: The Next Generation et Mac Gyver. Il a egalement co-ecrit avec Stephen Hawkins: Y'a-t-il un grand architecte dans l'Univers ? (Odile Jacob, 2011) et Une belle histoire du temps (Flammarion, 2005)
Praise for the original edition of A Brief History of Time
“[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
“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
“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)
“A masterful summary of what physicists now think the world is made of and how it got that way.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Charming and lucid . . . [a book of] sunny brilliance.”—The New Yorker