A Brief History of Time. From the Big Bang to Black Holes.
HAWKING Stephen (1988.)
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Introduction by Carl Sagan. Illustrations by Ron Miller. First UK edition, first impression. 8vo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket. London, Bantam Press
One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization. Hawking set out to write this book to help 'non-scientists' understand the basic questions of physics: 'where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how?' He was warned before publishing that each equation included in the book would half the readership, and so he kept only one; Einstein's famous equation, E = mc [squared].
The present UK edition was published simultaneously with the US edition on 1 April 1988. Some trivial wear to extremities of jacket and light creasing to tips of spine panel, notwithstanding an excellent copy
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