Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the
University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader
include the essay collection "Black Hole"s and "Baby Universes" and
"The Universe in a Nutshell.
Physicist Leonard Mlodinow, his collaborator for this new edition, has taught at Cal Tech, written for "Star Trek: The Next Generation, " and is the author of "Euclid's Window" and "Feynman's Rainbow" and the coauthor of the children's book series "The Kids of Einstein Elementary."
True, Hawking here aims to provide a less technically complex version of his famed A Brief History of Time. But he's also updated the content to reflect the very latest research. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
& quot; Hawking and Mlodinow provide one of the most lucid
discussions of this complex topic ever written for a general
audience.... [They] maintain the same wry, lively tone that made
the original Brief History such a delight.& quot; -- Publishers
Weekly, starred review (online annex)
From the Hardcover edition.
"Hawking and Mlodinow provide one of the most lucid discussions of this complex topic ever written for a general audience.... [They] maintain the same wry, lively tone that made A Brief History of Time such a delight."--"Publishers Weekly", starred review
"From the Hardcover edition."
Praise for the original edition of "A Brief History of Time"
"[Hawking] 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 of Books"
"Lively and provocative . . . Mr. Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher's gifts--easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life."--"The New York Times"
"Even as he sits helpless in his wheelchair, his mind seems to soar ever more brilliantly across the vastness of space and time to unlock the secrets of the universe."--"Time"
"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" (London)
"A masterful summary of what physicists now think the world is made of and how it got that way."--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Charming and lucid . . . [a book of] sunny brilliance."--"The New Yorker" "From the Hardcover edition."