Brief History Of Time
Stephen Hawking

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Narrated By: John Sackville

Duration: 7 hours and 18 minutes

What to expect

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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?


These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers.

It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders.

© Stephen Hawking 2016 (P) Penguin Audio 2016

Genre

Cosmology & the universe, Physics, Popular astronomy & space, Relativity physics, Astrophysics

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To follow such a fine mind as it exposes such great problems is an exciting experience

The Sunday Times

This book marries a child's wonder to a genius's intellect. We journey into Hawking's universe, while marvelling at his mind

The Sunday Times

This app/book version of Hawking's famous laymen book is just an amazing piece of learning. This makes much more accessible and understandable the complex and awesome topics dealt by Hawking as he explains how our universe works. I am just in awe at how creative he is to produce one of a kind e-book like this. The pace, illustrations and connections of topics within the book are so helpful and so appropriate for the new generation used to tweets and small bites of information. You can flip over some topics when you have some time, learn some amazing fact, and come back later which no rush or worry about how fast you are progressing through the book. Hope other books on complex topics are translated to this format. And I love the updates of the latest science since the publication of the original book. We have learned so much in the last decade that I agree with Hawking, it is an honour to live in this times.

Ribozyme

Master of the Universe... One scientist's courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos

Newsweek

He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit... His is a brain of extraordinary power