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The Illustrated a Brief History of Time


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Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His books for the general reader include My Brief History, the classic A Brief History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Universe in a Nutshell, and, with Leonard Mlodinow, A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking died in 2018.


"He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit--His is a brain of extraordinary power."--New York Review of Books

"Hawking has succeeded in writing two intertwined books, one a highly readable and popular account of the role of time in physics, the other an in-depth review--What makes all this so interesting is Hawking's ability to convoy the essential physics in words alone."--Physics Today "In his first work of popular science, Stephen Hawking proves himself to be a master of vivid clarity--It's difficult to think of anyone else living who could have put these mathematically formidable subjects more clearly."--Chicago Tribune "A masterful summary of what physicists now think the world is made of and how it got that way."--Wall Street journal "This book marries a child's wonder to a genius's intellect. We journey into Hawking's universe while marvelling at his mind."--Sunday Times, London "The famous theoretical physicist best known for his inquiries into the nature of black holes--turns out to be as skilled a popular writer as he is a mathematician--The result is probably the best single book on astrophysics for the common reader. Thank you, Dr. Hawking!"--Booklist "Lively and provocative--Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher's gift--easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life."--New York Times "Charming and lucid--gives the general reader an opportunity to learn some deep science directly from the source--[A book of] sunny brilliance."--New Yorker

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