Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these many observations, as well as his recent research, for this expanded edition Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on the fascinating subject of wormholes and time travel, and updated the original chapters.
In addition, to heighten understanding of complex concepts that readers may have found difficult to grasp despite the clarity and wit of Professor Hawking's writing, this edition is enhanced throughout with more than 240 full-color illustrations, including satellite images, photographs made made possible by spectacular technological advance such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and computer generated images of three and four-dimensional realities.Detailed captions clarify these illustrations, enable readers to experience the vastness of intergalactic space, the nature of black holes, and the microcosmic world of particle physics in which matters and antimatter collide.
A classic work that now brings to the reader the latest understanding of cosmology, A Brief History Of Time is the story of the ongoing search for t he tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space."
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Hardcover: 256 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 25.40 x 19.81 x 2.03 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.86 Kg
Nice binding and book jacket, quality paper, clear print, wide format, good price. This fascinating scientific text for the non-scientific reader has been updated and enhanced beyond Hawking's original.
Attempting to finish would have been a complete waste of time. Hawking had the advantage of knowing that his audience could range anywhere from teenagers all the way up to his contemporaries and knew that he would have to attempt to explain a lot of what he was saying and I'd say he did a four star job of that. For example, I started reading a sample of something that Einstein had written and I was almost immediately lost and buried in equations. But the illustration helped