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Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is after the Grail of science-the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. He involves us in the attempts at uncovering its secrets-from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality, and now, at the very frontiers of science
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Britain Peters Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" is a good place to start; the ideas cover the basics of physical laws and how the universe operates. Hawking…moreHawking's "A Brief History of Time" is a good place to start; the ideas cover the basics of physical laws and how the universe operates. Hawking states that this book is a follow up to ABHOT, but it can be read by itself (ABHOT recommended though).(less)
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Saleh MoonWalker
یک شاهکار دیگه از هاوکینگ. این کتاب که در ادامه کتاب a brief history of time نوشته شده، در زمینه های مختلفی مثل مکانیک کوانتومی، نظریه ام، نسبیت عام، سیاه چاله ها و ... نوشته شده که با توجه به حجم و میزان تحقیقاتی که براش گذاشته شده، در نوع خودش شاهکار محسوب میشه. روند کتاب هم مثل a brief history of time عملی همراه با هیجانات مخصوص به خودشه.خوندن این کتاب برای همه کسانی که میخوان جهانی که توش زندگی میکنیم رو بفهمن و درک کنن پیشنهاد میشه.
Duaa Ahmed
لأول مرة أتناول كتاب علمي بحت وصودف أن يكون للعالم الرائع (ستيفن هوكينغ)

الكون في قشرة جوز -حرفيا- ، وما التشابه بين قشرة جوز وكوننا بفضاءه وكواكبه ومجراته

بين صفحات الكتاب انتقلت إلى عالم آخر .. عالم سامي عالي حيث فقط المبادئ العلمية تحكمه وللغرابة فهي أيضا موسعة للخيال

لم أتعرف على ستيفن بمفرده في الكتاب بل أيضا تعرفت على آينشتاين وبلانك وروزا وغيرهم من العلماء الأفاضل

الكتاب تجربة رائعة وأنصح بقراءته
Marty Hirst
Now I read this book cover to cover, line-by-line, methodically going back over passages that were "challenging", line-by-line, got to the last page, closed the book and said out loud; "Nope, sorry Steve, you lost me there".
Javier Santaolalla
Un libro muy difícil pero delicioso. Hawking muy Hawking, fiel a su estilo, con una narrativa no demasiado didáctica, con sus toques excéntricos que me disgustan pero hablando de temas de los que solo él y muy pocos más, contados con los dedos de la mano, pueden hablar. Que una mente así se abra para acercar temas tan controvertidos, interesantes y avanzados como los que trata es para agradecerlo. Este es de esos libros que cambian vidas. Así que Hawking, muchas gracias. De verdad.
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
یکی از جذاب ترین و باحال ترین کتاب های علمی فیزیکی بود که خوندم و بسیار لذت بردم ازش. که چنتا از جذاب هاش رو دز زیر میارم:
نسبیت خاص و عام انیشتین
انیشتین در ابتدا میگفت که دلیل اینکه سیب روی سر نیوتن افتاد این بود که نیوتن و سطح زمین به سمت سیب شتاب گرفتند و انیشتین گرانش رو در ابتدا در نظر نگرفت.(که این نظریه نسبت خاص نامیده شد). بعدا انیشتین فهمید که اگر اینطور است که شتاب سطح زمین بسمت بالا باعث میشد که همه مردم به سمت بالا شتاب بگیرند ولی دید اینطور نیست و زمین تخت نیست بلکه گرد است، پس آمد
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Hawking is an exceedingly clear and occasionally quite funny writer, not easy when the topic is quantum physics, etc. I would be lying if I claimed to understand much of this book, especially in the audiobook format in which an exceedingly pleasant British voice hurls a flood of Hawking's words and concepts, one more challenging than the previous one. It might, repeat: might, have been possible to understand this material on a printed page, which in this case included a lot of nifty diagrams, on ...more
مصطفی یاوری آیین
روزهای شیرین دوره ی راهنمایی - دبیرستان، لذت کشف دنیا از بین کتاب ها.
ممنون آقای هاوکینگ
ستاره هایی که به کتاب می دهم، ستاره هایی است که یک پسربچه ی دوره ی راهنمایی به کتاب محبوبش می دهد، نه ستاره هایی که امروز باید به عنوان یک فیزیک خوانده ی معلم نجوم به کتاب بدهم.
Kelly Enck
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stephen Hawking, stated in, " The Universe in a Nutshell" that our history is filled with infinite potentiality and what we "got” was due to disturbing the quantum field by our "observations."
Profound, I thought, and pondered about his theory for months.

To better understand Dr. Hawking's theory, I read everything on quantum physics I could understand and a pile of books on the brain, Bruce Hood's "The Self Illusion" was the most helpful. Below is what I believe correlates with Hawking's theory
Muthuvel Deivendran
First of all, I expected the Hawking's electronic voice for narrating the audiobook. Though it might sound silly, I'm more fond of his unique voice.

After his international bestseller, A Brief History of Time in 80s, he wanted to propagandize the current frontier we're encountering but this time in a more brief way. The First two chapters serve as a prerequisite for proper understanding. Short but very well explained introductory concepts of Einstein-Relativity stuffs; Maybe because i used to rea
هبه النيل
الكتاب جيد لكن يشوبه الصعوبات الناتجة عن الترجمة فلم أكن مدركة لاغلب المصطلحات العلمية لاختلاف التوحيد اللغوي للترجمة
ورأي الشخصي ان قراءة الكتب العلمية تجب بالانجليزية اوقع واكثر عمومية من أي لغة أخرى
Tannaz P
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
و اتمام اولین کتاب امسال
یکم با تأخیر
اول از همه بذارین اینو بگم که اگه خواستین این کتاب رو بخونید اصلاً اصلاً اصلاً با برگردانِ کوروش زعیم نخونین نمیدونم نسخ دیگه خوب باشن یا نه ولی این یکی به صورت جدی احتیاج به ویراستاری داره
این کتاب به خودیِ خود یه کتاب روون نیست که بگی اوکی حالا یه کاریش میکنم کتاب داره مبحث علمی مطرح میکنه و خوندن مبحث علمی اونم بدون ویراستاری !! دیگه خودتون تصور کنید هر جمله رو باید چند بار بخونید علائم نگارش پس و پیش و نادرست گذاشته شدن

اماااا با وجود همه ی اینا کتاب خوبه
Jul 03, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I'm a dork, and in addition to reading grammar books for fun, I also read science books. I've been told that Stephen Hawking is not as complicated to read as one might assume. While I did learn a lot from this book, I also was left with a lot more questions. Furthermore, the illustrations were either confusing or totally unnecessary.
Sanabel Atya

لن أقول أنني فهمتُ كل ما ذُكر في الكتاب..لا يهم، فقد خرجتُ بأفكارٍ جديدة,,
وتعميق لما كنتُ أعرفه.
على أي حال...إن مثل هذه العلوم، بالنسبة لي أراها، أكبر من يستوعبها عقلي الصغير جداً...ههه وفي كل مرة أتأمل، أسأل نفس السؤال: كيف تمكنوا من ذلك؟!! ما هذا الذي يحصل...؟ وأتوقف على الأسئلة لئلا اصاب بالجنون.
تلفاز من القرن الماضي،يُثيرني،وأقول عنه أنّى لهم هذا... فما بالكم بالكون !! :/
ليس هنالك ما يُسمى سفراً خلال الزمن،، ويحدث في شروط فيزيائية معقدة جداً، احتمال توافرها صفراً !! هذا ما خلصتُ إ
Squatting Erudite
Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physics
I really liked "A Brief History of Time" much more.

While it isn't that bad (it's actually very good), in comparison with Brief History, it seems only to have many more illustrations and fewer thorough explanations.

I understand that Hawking tried to write a popular science book with a branching non-linear structure without depending heavily on what has been said in the previous chapters, but I don't think that's actually possible. At least I honestly doubt it could be done without losing a signif
Subhanî Zengil
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physics
Discusses the pillars of the universe.
Mike Ogilvie
May 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
I really enjoyed A Brief History of Time and so was looking forward to The Universe in a Nutshell and its updated material. I was hoping it would be a "dumbed down" version of some of the high-end theoretical physics ideas that I haven't had the time or brain cells to keep up with.

While I'm sure the content is dumbed down from Stephen Hawking's level, most of it is covered at a level and speed that kept it out of my comprehension. To be honest I find a lot of modern theories and ideas very skept
Amirtha Shri
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do not yet have intellect enough to comprehend the entirety of the book. However, for the extent I managed to understand, I must say it was incredibly brilliant. I didn't begin the book with the expectation of thorough understanding, so there was no disappointment. Furthermore, it was actually a relief that I could get a lot of the stuff in the book considering the fact that it is written by Hawking. I am glad I gave it a try. I will boldly explore science non-fiction from now on.

As for the wr
یک برآمد بسیار مهم نسبیت رابطة بین جرم و انرژی است. ادعای آلبرت انیشتین که سرعت نور باید برای تمام ناظران یکسان باشد ایجاب میکند که هیج چیز نمیتواند تند تر از نور حرکت کند. در نتیجه استفاده از انرژی برای شتاب دادن هر چیز چه ذره باشد و چه سفینه فضائی، بر جرمش میافزاید و کار بیشتر را سخت تر میکنند. شتاب دادن یک ذره تا سرعت نور ناممکن خواهد بود. زیرا مقدار بینهایت انرژی لازم خواهد داشت. جرم و انرژی معادل هستند. آن طور که در فرمول معروف اینشتاین خلاصه شده است: E=MC ۲ میتوان گفت این معادله در فیزیک، ...more
Abbass  Maanna
It was my first ride with Stephen Hawking , and it wasn't bad at all.

Reading about your UNIVERSE for the first time, in such a detailed explanation for what the writer aims to tell based on his wide knowledge in Quantum mechanics, theoretical physics and cosmology , necessarily requires a knowledgeable reader in the sciences I've just mentioned so he/she wouldn't be perplexed and then, he would get answers for many questions that may flash in his mind.

In addition to the diverse information that
May 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, audiobooks
This is my first time ever audio book. It is enjoyable, esspecially because of the voice - is calm. I am used to listening to scientific materials, most of them in form of debates. But listening to an audio book is nothing compared to reading - you cannot turn back the page or re-read a passage, you cannot make notes with a pencil on the page, you cannot highlight key definitions, aseertions, or conclusions in the text. Eye-sight is also a much more efficient tool in gathering information than t ...more
Mohamedridha Alaskari محمد رضا العسكري
Simply, I love the way of Stephen Hawking in explaining his beliefs and knowledge, I think he's the most smartest man living on earth right now.

In every chapter of his books he's showing us a great review about the universe.

In this book I was surprised that he can easly explains how biology works as well.

My next book written by his is A briefier History of Time
Hader Mesa Pareja
Un libro sencillo y dinámico. Lo disfruté mucho. Se aprende acerca de astronomía, física, universo, mecánica cuántica, viajes en el tiempo y evolución.
Wie auch sein Vorgänger - ein Buch, das jeder im Schrank haben sollte.
Trí Trần
Cuốn sách nên đọc thay vì lên mạng phí thời gian cho những thứ nhảm ruồi tào lao về UFO.
Ricardo Acras
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Devo ter entendido algo em torno de 30% deste livro, e já achei sensacional.
Imagino quem consegue entender tudo!
Vinicius Carvalho
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My rating is based on how genius SH is and the innovative and complicated theories he is up to explain to a lay audience. But definitely my choice of media was not wise as getting this information via an audiobook brought my comprehension to less than 50%. If I have the chance to read the illustrated version of the book, I expect to increase my chances of absorbing such fantastic but complicated concepts.
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: light-reading
It's natural for our minds to wonder beyond the narrow confines of what's known, hence why not take that chance and adhere to your curious streak?!

This illuminating and enlightening book takes one on the most thrilling venture through space and time, wherein extraordinary marvels lie in wait. The true genius of Stephen Hawking is something that cannot fail to surprise, as this book is filled with pages of diagrams and fantastically detailed images. The complexities, excentricities and ideas of
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-fav-books
Hồi xem Interstellar cảm thấy vô cùng mãn nhãn, nhưng chẳng có chút kiến thức gì về các hiện tưởng vật lý trong phim :)) nên tóm lại vẫn là chưa cảm nhận được hoàn toàn. Thế là tình cờ được một đứa bạn recomm: đọc quyển này đi, dễ hiểu cực kì. Quyết định đọc quyển này trước khi xem lại phim thêm lần nữa.
Có cảm tưởng như Stephen Hawking viết cuốn sách này không dành cho các nhà vật lí lí thuyết hay các nhà khoa học mà chủ yếu để dành cho những độc giả như mình, những người có hứng thú muốn tìm hi
ريهام يوسف
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
طب انا ممكن اعيط ؟ :’(
احساس الاستمتاع الي بحسه لما اقرأ شعر من ايام الرسول والصحابة والتابعين وانا مش فاهمه حاجه فيه بس بستمتع بقرأته ,, الكتاب ده حسسني اوي بالاحساس ده :D
انا كنت بقرأه وانا بستمتع بيه شوية افهم وشوية لأ والاغلية لأ بس الفصل الاخير والقبل الاخير وضحلي حاجات كتير مكنتش فهماها .
اهم الحاجات الي انا عرفتها جديدة واستفدتها من الكتاب هى نظرية الاوتار ونظرية الاوتار الفائقة ونظرية ام ونظرية البران , هو لسه في تشويش عندي عنهم يعني :D
ما علينا , في حاجات كنت عارفاها بس عرفاها ك حقائق ع
Mohamed al-Jamri
This is a kind of follow up for Hawking A Brief History of Time which sold over 10 million copies. The idea behind it -other than making a lit of money- according o the author is to explore some of the topic that were put in late chapters in the aforementioned book that were perhaps not read as well as sharing the later scientific discoveries (the first book was published in 1988, this one in 2001).

Just as the first book the Hawking writings in general, the book is mostly easy to understand alth
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