The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Stephen Hawking

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Overview

A pairing of two classic science texts by one of the greatest minds of our time.

For the The Illustrated A Brief History of Time, expanded from its original publication in 1988, Professor Stephen Hawking prepared a new introduction to the book, wrote an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel, and updated the original text. This edition is enhanced throughout with more than 240 full-color illustrations, including satellite images, photographs made possible by spectacular technological advances such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and computer-generated images of three- and four-dimensional realities. A classic work that now brings to the reader the latest understanding of cosmology, The Illustrated A Brief History of Time is the story of the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space.

In The Universe in a Nutshell, Professor Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where he seeks to uncover the grail of science—the elusive "Theory of Everything" that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe—from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M theory, from holography to duality. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions and where the original cosmic seed from which our universe sprang was a tiny nut.

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time/The Universe in a Nutshell is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385365970
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 5,028
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.87(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Hawking (b. Jan. 8, 1942 - d. Mar. 14, 2018) was a renowned English physicist whose research on black holes, general relativity, and quantum mechanics revolutionized human understanding of the cosmos. He held Isaac Newton's chair as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and authored several books including Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Grand Design, and the ground-breaking bestseller A Brief History of Time. A film adaptation of his life story, The Theory of Everything, was released in 2014 based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity by his first wife Jane Hawking.

Hometown:

Cambridge, England

Date of Birth:

January 8, 1942

Date of Death:

March 14, 2018

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England

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The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had bought these books when they were originally published, but this illustrated edition is much more inviting to read. Glad I bought it.
SableT More than 1 year ago
This is a great laymans guide to the physics of the universe. At first thought one would expect the book to be boring and hard to read. The language was descriptive and easy to understand. Hawking gives insight on the theories that were expounded upon to give us the current accepted theories to date. The book is also laced with Hawking's well known sharp humor. This is a definate read for anyone who has an interest in general physics or anyone who is a fan of Stephen Hawking's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a truly beautiful edition. A great read as well as a great collectable. The kind of book you keep forever and share with your children when they're old enough.
siafl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(A Brief History of Time)A great account, and probably a good place to start into the world of modern physics for people with a background of such things. Probably not the easiest book to understand, but neither should the question of when and how does the universe begin and end be for the faint of heart. On the other hand, I don't think that Hawking here presents as much insight as one would've liked, and I am not sure if we all are so interested in knowing that he's keeping track of who's winning the Nobel Prize and who isn't (himself?). I find that bit a little annoying at times.
wilson33934 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is as good as its previous account, the brief history of time, or maybe better. This book makes use of the previous knowledge from the brief history and expands it more by adding more descriptive comments and interesting examples of theory of the universe. Although the book was great, it became more and more complex near at the half.
19174249 More than 1 year ago
As someone who really enjoys natural laws, physics, theories and everything from black holes to time travel, this book shows really well into the Stephen Hawking's ideas. The illustration make it that much better with many mind-stunning pictures and real life effect with arrows pointing to how everything works. I recommend getting it if you are at all interested in theoretical thinking.
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"A Brief History of Time" was an intriguing read. It covers topics such as our picture of the universe, space and time, the expanding universe, the uncertainty principle, elementary particles, the forces of nature, black holes, origin and fate of the universe, the arrow of time, wormholes, time travel, and the unification of physics. There is also a section about famous physicists which include's Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, and Sir. Isaac Newton. People should read this book because it gives an interesting view of our universe from the mind of Steven Hawking. The book gives you a basic understanding of Theoretical Physics. It's not the easiest of reads but it is not just equations either. "A Brief History of Time" is written at a level that most people can understand. "A Brief History of Time" gives insight into how the universe was formed. Every thing in "A Brief History of Time" is theoretical because you cannot test most of these theories, but they are our best explanations for observable natural phenomenon. I liked it because it gave me a more in depth look at theoretical physics and our universe. The only thing I did not like about "A Brief History of Time" is that it has not been updated sense 2001. Over all it is a great read for those interested in this field of science.
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Galeflower More than 1 year ago
Vintage Hawking. Everyone should understand more about our universe.