A Brief History of Time (20th Anniversary Edition)

Author(s): Stephen Hawking


Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has become an international publishing phenomenon. Translated into thirty languages, it has sold over ten million copies worldwide and lives on as a science book that continues to captivate and inspire new readers each year. When it was first published in 1988 the ideas discussed in it were at the cutting edge of what was then known about the universe. In the intervening twenty years there have been extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and macro-cosmic world. Indeed, during that time cosmology and the theoretical sciences have entered a new golden age.
Professor Hawking is one of the major scientists and thinkers to have contributed to this renaissance.
This special edition, which marks the twentieth anniversary of the book's original ground-breaking publication is surely destined to become a coveted collectors' item.

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The 20th anniversary edition of Stephen Hawking's scientific masterpiece.

In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Since 1979 he has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science.

General Fields

  • : 9780593060506
  • : Transworld Publishers Limited
  • : Bantam Press
  • : 0.0
  • : July 2008
  • : 203mm X 128mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen Hawking
  • : Hardback
  • : 20th anniversary Ed
  • : 530.11
  • : 256
  • : ill