Press Release: A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time
Introduction by Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
‘Lively and provocative … Mr Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher’s gifts – easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life’
the new york times
In the twenty-eight years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking’s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing. The new Folio Society edition features spectacular images specially researched for this most respected and well-known of modern science books that should be considered alongside Einstein’s Relativity, Feynman’s Easy & Not So Easy Pieces and Darwin’s On The Origin of Species.
Hawking’s succinct style, coupled with his desire to reveal the elegance behind staggering scientific concepts, has illuminated the secrets of the universe for countless inquisitive readers. ‘Where did the universe come from, and where is it going? Did the universe have a beginning, and if so, what happened before then?’ Hawking tackles the questions that lie at the heart of human curiosity, revealing the science behind the Big Bang, wormholes, black holes, time travel and more.
Selling more than nine million copies in forty languages worldwide, the 1996 edition saw Hawking add a new introduction to the text and a new chapter on wormholes and time travel. Folio have included this additional material as well as a new introduction by the Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees. In it he outlines Hawking’s extraordinary achievements, including how he has helped to usher in an age in which our understanding of the cosmos is greater than it has ever been, and how ‘millions have had their cosmic horizons widened’ by this remarkable work.
Quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed paper sides. Set in Utopia. 208 pages. Frontispiece plus 16 pages of colour and black & white plates and 29 integrated black & white images. 9½” x 6¼”.
UK £29.95 US $49.95 Can $59.95 Aus $62.95
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