A Briefer History of Time

A Briefer History of Time

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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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.
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, 2006
ISBN: 9780739346167
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file, 5 hr.)
Additional Contributors: Mlodinow, Leonard 1954-
Davies, Erik


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Jul 25, 2017

A clear and concise explication of the cosmological theory of Hawking, with some necessary bits about the history of cosmology and of the philosophy of science. The additional material on disc 4 should be looked at first and followed whilst listening along. Although clear, it must be listened to more carefully than most non-fiction audiobooks due to the lucidity of expression masking the depth of the thought. Its enlivened by jokes about every twenty minutes. The reader is consistently excellent.

Feb 26, 2016

As a complete astronomic infant, it was completely accessible and understandable. Very interesting!

Radharc Sep 26, 2015

I must admit giggling at the prospect of a "more accessible" version of "A Brief History of Time" - but it IS much more friendly that the original book, plus expands upon the original data. Voice actor Erik Davies' take on the material makes for a pleasant experience all the way around. Recommended for astronomy and science buffs!

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