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A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

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A Brief History of Time

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For the biographical film on Stephen Hawking, see A Brief History of Time (film).

A Brief History of Time

Author

Stephen Hawking

Language

English

Genre(s)

Popular science

Publisher

Bantam Dell Publishing Group

Publication date

1988

Media type

Book

Pages

256

In addition to Hawking's notable abstention from presenting equations.[1] It became a best-seller and has sold more than 10 million copies. A Brief History of Time attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology. it also attempts to explain some complex mathematics.ISBN 9780553109535 OCLC Number 39256652 Dewey Decimal 523. unusual for a popular science book. The author notes that an editor warned him that for every equation in the book the readership would be halved. hence it includes only a single equation: E = mc2. to the nonspecialist reader."[4] .H377 1998 Followed by Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays A Brief History of Time (subtitled "From the Big Bang to Black Holes") is a popular science book written by Stephen Hawking and first published by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group in 1988.[3] Contents [hide]        1 Contents 2 Editions 3 Film 4 Opera 5 In popular culture 6 References 7 External links [edit]Contents This section requires expansion.1 21 LC Classification QB981 . including the Big Bang. The book ends with: "If we find [a unified theory]. it would be the ultimate triumph — for then we would know the mind of God.[2] It was also on the London Sunday Times best-seller list for more than four years. depicting complex models and diagrams. the book also simplifies matters by means of illustrations throughout the text. black holes and light cones. Its main goal is to give an overview of the subject but.

." In his Introduction. [edit]Opera The New York's Metropolitan Opera has commisionned an opera to premiere in 2015-16 based on Hawking's book.  1998: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.[6] [edit]In popular culture Since its publication. Stephen Hawking was a legend even then. Dirac. In the front row. Errol Morris directed a documentary film about Hawking. and not a filmed version of the book. A Brief History of Time has become world-famous and is featured or mentioned in the following:   Normal Life (1996) Legally Blonde (2001) . a young man in a wheelchair was. and the publisher did not have the right to reprint it forever. and between sessions he wandered into a different room. It will be composed by Osvaldo Golijov with a libretto by Alberto Manguel in a production by Robert Lepage. It features the same text as the one published in 1996. [5] The Introduction disappeared after the first edition. very slowly. September 2005 saw the release of A Briefer History of Time (a collaboration with Leonard Mlodinow). as well as the addition of topics that were not included in the original book. signing his name in a book that bore on its earliest pages the signature of Isaac Newton. M. but was also released in paperback and has only a few diagrams included. [edit]Film Main article: A Brief History of Time (film) In 1991. "I realized that I was watching an ancient ceremony: the investiture of new fellows into the Royal Society.. This hardcover edition contained full color illustrations and photographs to help further explain the text.[edit]Editions  1988: First edition. which is an abridged version of the original book. It included an Introduction by Carl Sagan that tells the following story: Sagan was in London for a scientific conference in 1974. one of the most ancient scholarly organizations on the planet.  1996: Illustrated. Hawking wrote his own introduction for later editions. but although they share a title. It was copyrighted by Sagan. the film is a biographical study of Hawking. A. where a larger meeting was taking place. Sagan goes on to add that Hawking is the "worthy successor" to Newton and P. It was updated again to address new issues that have arisen due to further scientific development. rather than by Hawking or the publisher. updated and expanded edition. both former Lucasian Professors of Mathematics.

co. A Brief History of Time. ISBN 0-553-38016-8. Physical Review D 28 (12): 2960. Episode 11: "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" (2009) Skins .1103/PhysRevD.       [edit]References Donnie Darko (2001) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) "Weird Al" Yankovic . ^ A Brief History of Time is based on the scientific paper J. ^ Bartuisiak.uk. 2.doi:10. 6.Season 5. B. Retrieved 22 September 2010. Narcia (3).2960. ^ "Hawking's briefer history of time". Episode 7: "Not in Portland" (2007) Family Guy . "Hawking to experience zero gravity". 5. New York Times. 4. Hartle. "WAHT PLACE FOR A CREATOR?". The Daily Telegraph(London). Natalie (2007-04-26). "Wave function of the Universe". ^ Hawking. ^ Paris. Hawking (1983). W. Stephen (1988).Season 7."White & Nerdy" music video (2006) Lost . Retrieved 2008-08-06. Bantam Books.28. ^ (French) A new Robert Lepage at the Met [edit]External links  Photos of the first edition of A Brief History of Time Categories: 1988 books | Physics books | Books by Stephen Hawking | Popular science books                 Log in / create account Article Discussion Read Edit View history Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Donate to Wikipedia Interaction Help About Wikipedia Community portal Recent changes . 2001-10-15. Episode 7: "Grace" (2011) 1.bbc. 3. S. news.Season 3.

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