A Brief History of Time
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Phoenix Books, Inc. 2005
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IL: UG - BL: 10.5 - AR Pts: 13
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"Lively and provocative... Mr. Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher's gifts-easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex proposition with analogies plucked from daily life." -The New York Times

"Charming and Lucid...( A book of) sunny brilliance". - The New Yorker

"This book marries a child's wonder to a genius intellect. We journey into Hawking's universe while marveling at his mind -The Sunday Time (London).

"He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit... His is a brain of extraordinary power."-The New York Review Books.

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Street Date:
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      • content: In his narration Michael Jackson changes his rhythm and volume, sometimes laughing with asides, while talking of the Big Bang, negative energy, and the elusive unified field theory. He also demonstrates a facility with a plethora of scientific and mathematical terms. If we can forgive him for pronouncing the "p" in Ptolomy so many times, we find he adds a pleasant vitality to a scientific audiobook. Hawking, an expert on space-time, quantum mechanics, and black holes, is far too smart for most of us to understand, but this abridgment, with the help of the narrator's positive spin, gives an idea of how such a great scientist, long afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease, thinks and writes. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
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        March 1, 1988
        Hawking's discovery that black holes emit particles caused great excitement among astronomers. In this succinct overview of current theories of the cosmos, the Cambridge University physicist modestly weaves in his own notable contributions while giving due credit to his colleagues. He explains why relativity implies that a "big bang'' occurred and examines string theory, which posits a universe of 10 or 26 dimensions. His understanding of time's flow leads him to conclude that intelligent beings can only exist during the expansion phase of our increasingly chaotic universe. New research on black holes and subatomic particles holds implications for scientists who, like Hawking, are attempting to devise a unified theory linking Einstein to quantum mechanics. The merit of this book is Hawking's ability to make these ideas graspable by the lay reader.

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