Stephen Hawking's Universe
by David Filkin
Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. Now, in everyday language, Stephen Hawking’s Universe reveals step-by-step how we can all share his understanding of the cosmos, and our own place within it. Stargazing has never been the same since cosmologists discovered that galaxies are moving away from each other at an extraordinary sp...more
(first published 1997)
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This was a good layman's approach to astronomy and what we actually know and what we are just guessing about. It was fascinating and even though it was dumbed down as much as possible, towards the end it was still a little over my head. Very little to do with Stephen Hawking but a great book about the universe.
This book sets out to be the "Stephen Hakwing for Dummies." The first few pages promise that this is Hawking's theory "explained in everyday language." Really, this means that they have dumbed down Hawking's uber genius ideas so that other lesser geniuses can comprehend them. The result is this: overcomplicated theories explained in condesned (yet still somehow dense) language spaced out in little chunks on pages with a LOT of white space, combined with goofy pictures that are enormous and remin...more
This is a fabulous bok. It explains the most complex theories and ideas presented by modern physics using language that the average reader can comprehend. If you thought you could never understand Relativity and Qauntum Mehchanics, Think again!