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A Brief History of Time


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"A Brief History of Time" is a popular-science book written by British physicist Stephen Hawking and first published by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group in 1988. It became a bestseller and sold more than 10 million copies in 20 years. It was also on the London Sunday Times bestseller list for more than four years and was translated into 35 languages by 2001.

  • also known as "A Brief History of Time (Barnes & Noble Reader's Companion) (Barnes & Noble Reader's Companion)", "A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes", Une Brève Histoire du temps, Historia del Tiempo
  • language: English Language
  • genre: Popular science
  • subjects: Cosmology, Literary criticism, Science, Physics
  • released in (28 years ago)
  • award: - Locus Award for Best Non-Fiction nomination for Stephen Hawking


"A Brief History of Time" is a 1991 American documentary film about the physicist Stephen Hawking, directed by Errol Morris. The title derives from Hawking's bestselling book A Brief History of Time, but whereas the book is an explanation of cosmology, the film is a biography of Hawking's life, featuring interviews with family members, colleagues, and even his childhood nanny. The music is by Morris' collaborator, Philip Glass.

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2005)

by Simon Blackburn

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Time (2013)

by Samuel L. Macey

A Brief History of Time. London: Bantam, 1988. QUANTUM MECHANICS In order to understand the behavior of objects of molecular size it is necessary to use quantum mechanics, a theory that at first appears very different from ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Anthropology (2002)

Humanity, Culture and Social Life by Tim Ingold

A Brief History of Time. From the Big Bang to Black Holes, London and New York: Bantam Press. Heidegger, M. (1967) Being and Time, trans. J. Macquarrie and E. Robinson, Oxford: Blackwell. ——(1972) On Time and ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

A brief history of time.

Google previewDictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society (2013)

by Paul A. B. Clarke, Andrew Linzey

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to ...

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