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A Briefer History of Time

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  60 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
From the Big Bang to the evolution of humans and the resignation of Richard Nixon, A Brief History of Time is a highly irreverent, historically entertaining, and scientifically correct overview of the most important cosmic milestones since the beginning of time.From learning how to make a star with Martha Stewart ("I love stars because they provide an opportunity to be so ...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by St. Martin's Press
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Vishal
Sep 24, 2014 Vishal rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
So you want to know what's been going around all these 13.8 billion years of time after the creation of the Universe but don't have much time to spend on it?

Or you have an interest in Physics with a rudimentary knowledge and would like to know more?

Or you are a Physicist who'd like to write a popular science book?

This is book is just right for all of you! Written in a light humorous manner with simplicizing the complicated ideas and propagating them by means of parody, this book can be read by a
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Remo
May 02, 2012 Remo rated it it was ok
>Hablé ya de este libro en una entrada anterior. El autor explica que, en realidad, el libro entero surgió del famoso post de la historia del universo en menos de 100 palabras, enviado como chiste a alt.rec.humor. Los de Annals of Improbable Research (que son los que dan los premios Ig Nobel, qué pequeño es el www) se pusieron en contacto con el autor y le propusieron lo del libro, que redactó de una sentada.
El libro no es una joya, pero da para pasar un buen rato. Me ha gustado sobre todo la
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Jc
May 22, 2008 Jc rated it it was amazing
A nice, friendly introductory overview of theoretical physics. Written on a pop level for someone who has at least completed a high-school-level physics class and who has at least some college (as well as a strong interest in the subject). Any one with less would find it boring and hard to get through; while an actual physicist would find it very light reading.

That being said, it is easier to work through than the original "A Brief History of Time," with some nice illustrations. Also nice, SH h
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Melanie
Sep 05, 2015 Melanie rated it really liked it
From clever to more clever to cleverer still in presenting galactic history in down-to-earth terms. Lots of laughing along the way.
Linda
Apr 15, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
This book presented a solid summary of my college physics course. It was straightforward and easy to follow.
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