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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking's book explores such. Read "The Theory Of Everything" by Stephen Hawking available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get RS. off your first download. Stephen Hawking is . Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and the recipient of numerous awards and honors.
Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
They would regard the question of how the initial state is determined as being beyond the scope of physics and belonging to the realms of metaphysics or religion.
In my opinion the boundary conditions of the universe that determine its initial state are as legitimate a matter for scientific inquiry as are the laws that govern how it evolves. In the early s the forces that were known to physics were classified into four categories that seemed to be separate and independent of each other. The first of the four categories was the gravitational force, which is carried by a particle called the graviton. Gravity is by far the weakest of the four forces.
However, it makes up for its low strength by having two important properties. The first is that it is universal. Enabled X-Ray: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention stephen hawking brief history black holes history of time big bang time travel imaginary time sense of humor personal life theoretical physicist point of view history by stephen easy read theoretical physics recommend this book diagnosed with als married twice want to know highly recommend amyotrophic lateral.
Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Hardcover Verified download. Stephen Hawking is not only a great scientist but he is also an exemplar of grit, optimism and good humor. He is as famous for his triumph over a devastating disease and his determined survival as he is for his scientific brilliance. His book "A Brief History of Time" introduced millions of people to the wonders of the universe.
This short memoir now introduces people to his own life which has not been any less wondrous. Those who have read the biographies by John Gribbin and Michael White or by Jane Hawking may not find much that is new in here, but the book definitely benefits from Hawking's simple and illuminating writing style and dry sense of humor.
Suffering from an illness like ALS can definitely lead someone to express themselves with economy and clarity. As the title indicates, the book is very short pages and is divided into even shorter chapters. Each chapter is more like a snippet that focuses on one particular topic. The earlier chapters deal with Hawking's upbringing in London as the son of caring and slightly eccentric parents, his education at Oxford and Cambridge and his initial struggles with ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Hawking gives us a good idea of the pioneering research on black holes and the Big Bang which he did with Roger Penrose and others. There are also anecdotes about other scientists like Richard Feynman and encounters with celebrities like Popes and Presidents.
Hawking talks unflinchingly about his disease without a hint of self-pity, and this is a quality that continues to make him so widely admired, sometimes to the point of reverence.
The later chapters deal with his current research on quantum gravity, his various trips to different parts of the world including a few weeks spent every year at Caltech and his two divorces. One revealing part of the book is Hawking's description of the several occasions on which he was on the brink of death; it was only the dedication of his wives, Jane and Elaine, that saved his life.
Old and new photographs some showcasing Hawking's bawdy sense of humor enliven the narrative. The book ends on a characteristically optimistic note.
Hawking says that his devastating illness has not held him back from fully living life and he is grateful for his gifts and for the support others have given him. There's some useful advice there for all of us.
I read this book twice, first from the library, then my own copy: His life is an amazing story. He was diagnosed with ALS at 21 and given years to live! He was born January, and is already 73! He is still working, writing books and traveling.
Years ago he lost his ability to use his hands and later lost speech. His brain is a genius living in a body that can't do much but keep him alive.
Witty and clever and at times charming, he has received almost every honor available to a scientist by governments, institutions, and churches. The book is brief and gives some insight into his life-very interesting- has a few chapters on his science--which goes over my head--but fascinating to know what his passion is. It has lots of great pictures of family and professional colleagues.
I am so glad he has lived long enough to contribute so much to his field. And to be around for his three children, of whom he is rightfully proud.
Now I am reading his ex-wife's book about their 25 year marriage, on which the movie was based. Paperback Verified download. Stephen Hawking My Brief History.
Bantam Edition. The author, Stephen Hawking, wrote about his life as a brilliant scientist, a husband, a father, and a man living with an incurable disease. Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death.
It's like I want this book to be remixed by Douglas Adams. Overall, good. I now realise how much we still don't know about the universe, and the short histories of Einstein, Galileo, and Newton were interesting and make me want to read more. Very well written and explained for the layman. Highly recommended read. RIP Stephen Hawking you will leave a huge hole in humanity. One person found this helpful.
What can I say? It is a timeless classic. download it, read it, give it to your children to read, and encourage them to explore for themselves this wonderful creation.
A unique reference on the fascinating but complex topic of the creation and final destruction of the universe. The explanations are thorough and carefully built up - although I suspect that many readers will have to give up at some point in the book as the technical and mathematical details get beyond comprehension at the first read.
Intelligent but at the same time accessible for those without much formal training in physics. I'm actually reading it with my 12 year old now! Very happy. Paperback Verified download. Perfect product and delivery. Very interesting a bit hard to read. See all 11 reviews. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Go to site. Back to top. Get to Know Us. site Web Services Goodreads Shopbop. Word Wise: Enhanced Typesetting: Page Flip: Enabled Word Wise: Enabled Screen Reader: Supported Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Average Customer Review: