Stephen Hawking published his famous book "A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes" nearly 27 years ago. This landmark book spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times best seller list. A 10th anniversary edition was released in 1998. Hawking, who lives in England, has suffered for the past 50 years with Lou Gehrig's disease and has now passed his 70th birthday. In spite of his handicap he has persevered in his field of cosmology and is now lauded as the best known scientist since Albert Einstein. Printed as a large paperback by Bantam Books in 1990, the issue shown here is termed a "trade paper edition."
Carl Sagan's original introduction in the 1988 first edition was copyrighted by Sagan, not Hawking, and was removed from later hardback editions. Hawking's final chapter is a conclusion, followed by brief biographical sketches of Isaac Newton and Gallileo Galilei. 198 pages. Includes a glossary, index, and more than 20 illustrations. Measures 6 x 9 inches. Insurance may be declined at checkout.
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