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Briefer History of Time The Science Classic Made More Accessible

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ISBN-10: 0553385461

ISBN-13: 9780553385465

Edition: 2008

Authors: Leonard Mlodinow, Stephen Hawking, Stephen Hawking

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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 more accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific…    
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954. He received bachelor's degrees in math and physics and a master's degree in physics from Brandeis University and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Bantrell Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and then became an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich, Germany. In the 1980s, he wrote for numerous television shows including MacGyver, Star Trek: the Next Generation, and Night Court. In 1993, he decided to switch to computer gaming and became producer, executive producer and designer of…    

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm. He spent his childhood in Munich where his family owned a small machine shop. By the age of twelve, Einstein had taught himself Euclidean Geometry. His family moved to Milan, where he stayed for a year, and he used it as an excuse to drop out of school, which bored him. He finished secondary school in Aarau, Switzerland and entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Einstein graduated in 1900, by studying the notes of a classmate since he did not attend his classes out of boredom, again. His teachers did not like him and would not recomend him for a position in the University. For two years, Einstein worked as a substitute…    

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Thinking About the Universe
Our Evolving Picture of the Universe
The Nature of a Scientific Theory
Newton's Universe
Relativity
Curved Space
The Expanding Universe
The Big Bang, Black Holes, and the Evolution of the Universe
Quantum Gravity
Wormholes and Time Travel
The Forces of Nature and the Unification of Physics
Conclusion
Albert Einstein
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton
Glossary
Index