Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “کیهان در پوست گردو” as Want to Read:
کیهان در پوست گردو
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

کیهان در پوست گردو

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  31,289 ratings  ·  866 reviews
Stephen Hawking, uno de los pensadores más influyentes de nuestro tiempo, se ha convertido en un icono intelectual no sólo por la osadía de sus ideas científicas, sino también por la claridad y agudeza con que sabe expresarlas. En este libro, Hawking nos conduce hasta la frontera misma de la física teórica -donde la verdad supera muchas veces a la ficción— para explicarnos ...more
272 pages
Published 2015 by فراروی (first published November 6th 2001)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about کیهان در پوست گردو, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
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)
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.15  · 
Rating details
 ·  31,289 ratings  ·  866 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking
The Universe in a Nutshell is a 2001 book about theoretical physics by Stephen Hawking. It is generally considered a sequel and was created to update the public concerning developments since the multi-million-copy bestseller A Brief History of Time published in 1988. In it Hawking explains to a general audience various matters relating to the Lucasian professor's work, such as Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem and P-branes (part of superstring theory in q
...more
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".
Nick
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
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
...more
Paul O'Neill
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m not going to pretend that I understood most of it but he does raise a few thought-provoking points about the future of the human race. Plus it’s very well written.
Muthuvel
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Sam Brannigan
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The universe in a “bookshell” Tehe ;)

*heavy sigh*
Lynn
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.
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
...more
Ivan Vuković
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
...more
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
...more
Subhanî Zengil
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physics
Discusses the pillars of the universe.
Sleepydrummer
We all owe a sacred debt to Stephen Hawking for his theories and contributions to physics. Approaching this book with a mild understanding of basic physics, I simply exhausted myself in his space-time, extra dimensions "Nutshell". The amount of energy it took to comprehend a fraction of what I read left me in a swirling vacuum fluctuation.

It is an honor to have read Professor Hawking's book. I will tentatively rate three stars simply because the subject matter as presented was mind-numbing, alt
...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
...more
L.S.
May 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Menglong Youk
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25/5 stars

This is the seventh Stephen Hawking's book I've read so far, and I have to confess that the last half of the materials in "The Universe in a Nutshell" are pretty difficult to wrap my brain around since most of the topics are about the frontiers of theoretical physics and cosmology.

However, I enjoyed reading the first half of the book (where I can understand). I wouldn't dare to be the first to make that joke, but Professor Hawking joked that although he held Isaac Newton's chair as
...more
Vinicius Carvalho
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
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.
Lucinda
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
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
...more
Julia Reim
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very compact version of the physics that surround our universe. Understandable for everyone and highly interesting. I would totally recommend it
minhhai
Concise overview of the structure of the Universe. But unless you have certain knowledge in Astronomy, you hardly understand this book fully.
Rexor1701
Jun 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the universe for dummies, 'nuff said
Diāna
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is an attempt to explain the nature of the universe using (mainly) String theory. Hawking is making assumptions along the way while discussing problems of quantum gravity, quantum physics and Einstein’s general relativity.
Starting with superstring theory, P-Branes theory and arbitrary time, Hawkins conclude that our universe holds many hidden dimensions impossible for us to observe. The future of computers and genetic engineering could bring us closer to unified theory of everything or
...more
Robert Cox
As I renew my quest to dominate the world of casual physics, I am again met with the intellectually formidable presence of Stephen Hawkings.

This actually has to be my least favorite of the Hawkings authored physics lite book, its lacks the accessibility that the other books inexorably maintained. My Astronomy 101 class (as always) proved integral to my understanding of the mysteries of the universe.

I do however respect that Hawking appears to be the dude that can write about science without dr
...more
Soheil
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While you do need to remember more than a bit of your college's general physics to follow all this book has to offer, you can't find a better book that gives a better concise account of what our universe is, how it works, where it will possibly end up and some of the mystery's still remain in the realm of science.

Stephen Hawking (RIP) offers a very understandable read here for those who are curious but lack the strong scientific muscle to understand everything. And that is my review in a nutshel
...more
Anamarija
I feel kinda bad critiqueing Stephen Hawking, but this book felt like a mess. The ideas weren't really properly explained, it was mostly just: "Oh, me and Penrose, we proved that..." and he just tells us what they proved but there is no story behind the ideas, nothing feels personal or enthusiastic, whatever. It also makes it harder to read because that's boring. Also I feel like he wanted to explain too much too fast so the book doesn't feel unified. The illustrations are amazing tho.
Shahin
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good
Georgina Schneider
Black holes, space time, and awe-inspiring words of wisdom 👍👍
Quân Lê
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Make knowlegde in "A Brief of History" more easy to read.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Description needs fixing 3 224 Jun 09, 2019 12:27PM  
Date Un Voltio: LIBRO DE NOVIEMBRE: ya tenemos (pseudo)ganador 12 414 Nov 23, 2017 04:29AM  
Stephen Hawking Books Reading order 1 15 Nov 05, 2015 01:15AM  
I like my science with diagrams 4 53 Jan 20, 2015 07:47PM  
Goodreads Librari...: Wrong Book Cover 2 19 Jan 31, 2014 08:04PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Last Three Minutes: Conjectures About The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe
  • Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
  • Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
  • Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide
  • The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe[s] Report
  • Three Roads To Quantum Gravity
  • Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher
  • Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
  • The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity
  • The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
  • The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
  • In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality
  • Faster Than the Speed of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation
  • The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex
  • God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe
  • The Fourth Dimension: A Guided Tour of the Higher Universes
See similar books…
8,632 followers
Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London, but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight, his family moved to St Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London. At eleven Stephen went to St Albans School, and then on to University College, Oxford, his father's old college. Ste ...more
“Se chegássemos ao fim da linha, o espírito humano definharia e morreria. Mas não creio que um dia sossegaremos: aumentaremos em complexidade, se não em profundidade, e seremos sempre o centro de um horizonte de possibilidades em expansão.” 2 likes
“No creo que la especie humana haya llegado tan lejos sólo para eliminarse a sí misma cuando las cosas se están poniendo interesantes.” 0 likes
More quotes…