Brief History of Time, A

Stephen Hawking
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2019-05-17
I am mostly reading this book to finish off my list of must-read books, and as I've been curious about this book for many years, since Carl Sagan wrote his introduction (as I seeem to recall, about the same time he was the keynote speaker for the joint session in 1992 in DC of the two major astronomical and physics societies in the US).

I had not known that we knew that the speed of light was finite so early (1676?) -I thought that had been discovered by Einstein and confirmed by the Michaelson-Moorely experiment.

Very nice to see Bell Labs from [b:Three Degrees Above Zero: Bell Laboratories in the Information Age|3602937|Three Degrees Above Zero Bell Laboratories in the Information Age|Jeremy Bernstein|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png|3645654] mentioned.

I didn't finish the book as it seems to repeat a good deal of physics that I have already read years ago, like [b:The Holographic Universe|319014|The Holographic Universe|Michael Talbot|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1347752336s/319014.jpg|1842572], which I recall being far more interesting, and am no longer as interested in today.
Reviewed: 2018-10-06
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