The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Stephen Hawking

Hardcover(Bonded Leather)

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A pairing of two classic science texts by one of the greatest minds of our time.

For the The Illustrated A Brief History of Time, expanded from its original publication in 1988, Professor Stephen Hawking prepared a new introduction to the book, wrote an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel, and updated the original text. This edition is enhanced throughout with more than 240 full-color illustrations, including satellite images, photographs made possible by spectacular technological advances such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and computer-generated images of three- and four-dimensional realities. A classic work that now brings to the reader the latest understanding of cosmology, The Illustrated A Brief History of Time is the story of the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space.

In The Universe in a Nutshell, Professor Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where he seeks to uncover the grail of science—the elusive "Theory of Everything" that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe—from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M theory, from holography to duality. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions and where the original cosmic seed from which our universe sprang was a tiny nut.

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time/The Universe in a Nutshell is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385365970
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 6,311
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.87(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Hawking (b. Jan. 8, 1942 - d. Mar. 14, 2018) was a renowned English physicist whose research on black holes, general relativity, and quantum mechanics revolutionized human understanding of the cosmos. He held Isaac Newton's chair as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and authored several books including Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Grand Design, and the ground-breaking bestseller A Brief History of Time. A film adaptation of his life story, The Theory of Everything, was released in 2014 based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity by his first wife Jane Hawking.


Cambridge, England

Date of Birth:

January 8, 1942

Date of Death:

March 14, 2018

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England

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