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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date October 17, 2005
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781856868976
ISBN-10 1856868974
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.85
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Provides an expansion on the great subjects of the original. This book has subjects of wide interest been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory. The CD Rom of full-colour illustrations is an addition in its own right to the literature of science.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author’s engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book’s most important concepts.

This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its author’s wish to make its content more accessible to readers—as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings.

Although this book is literally somewhat “briefer,” it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory.

This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of special interest and recent progress, from the latest developments in string theory to exciting developments in the search for a complete unified theory of all the forces of physics. Like prior editions of the book—but even more so—A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.


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Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work A Briefer History of Time
Paperback
Reprint edition from Bantam Dell Pub Group (May 13, 2008)
9780553385465 | details & prices | 162 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.00
Miscellaneous
With Leonard Mlodinow | from Bantam Dell Pub Group (December 18, 2007)
9780307417848 | details & prices | 176 pages | List price $22.00
This edition also contains A Briefer History Of Time
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739321874 Book cover for 9781856868976
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Leonard Mlodinow | from Gardners Books (October 17, 2005)
9781856868976 | details & prices | List price $29.85
This edition also contains A Briefer History Of Time, A Briefer History of Time
About: Provides an expansion on the great subjects of the original.
With Erik Davies (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (September 27, 2005)
9780739321874 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $30.00
About: A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features new full-color illustrations and an expanded, easier to understand treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts.
Prebinding
With Leonard Mlodinow | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439562796 | details & prices | 162 pages | List price $27.00
This edition also contains A Briefer History Of Time, A Briefer History of Time
Editions for the work A Briefer History Of Time
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375728334
 
Large print edition from Random House Large Print (October 4, 2005)
9780375728334 | details & prices | 260 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $27.00
About: A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features full-color illustrations and an expanded treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts.
from Bantam Dell Pub Group (September 27, 2005)
9780553804362 | details & prices | 162 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $27.00
About: A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features new full-color illustrations and an expanded, easier to understand treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts.
Miscellaneous
With Stephen W. Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow | from Bantam Dell Pub Group (December 18, 2007)
9780307417848 | details & prices | 176 pages | List price $22.00
This edition also contains A Briefer History of Time
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781856868976
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Stephen W. Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow | from Gardners Books (October 17, 2005)
9781856868976 | details & prices | List price $29.85
This edition also contains A Briefer History of Time, A Briefer History of Time
About: Provides an expansion on the great subjects of the original.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739323687
 
Unabridged edition from Random House (September 27, 2005)
9780739321867 | details & prices | List price $25.00
About: FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS   Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing.
With Erik Davies (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (September 27, 2005)
9780739323687 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $26.95
About: A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features new full-color illustrations and an expanded, easier to understand treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts.
Prebinding
With Stephen W. Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439562796 | details & prices | 162 pages | List price $27.00
This edition also contains A Briefer History of Time, A Briefer History of Time

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