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A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow

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A briefer history of time
Title
A briefer history of time
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
Title variation
Briefer history of time
Title variation remainder
the science classic made more accessible
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Language
eng
Summary
Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, 'A brief history of time', has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the origin of and the reason for 'A briefer history of time': its author's wish to make its content accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Although this book is literally somewhat 'briefer', it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory. This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of special interest and recent progress, from the latest developments in string theory to exciting developments in the search for a complete, unified theory of all the forces of physics
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.H3772 2005
Literary form
non fiction
A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
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A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
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  • First published in 2005
  • Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
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Content type MARC source
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23 cm.
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Edition
New edition
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780593056974
Lccn
00002866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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