Brief Answers To The Big Questions

Brief Answers To The Big Questions

by Stephen Hawking

Hardback Publication Date: 16/10/2018

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The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers To The Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science.

The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.

How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us?

Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.

And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.

Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, Brief Answers To The Big Questions, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.

A percentage of all royalties will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

ISBN:
9781473695986
9781473695986
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
16-10-2018
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
244
Dimensions (mm):
221x163x28mm
Weight:
0.37kg
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and was the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller.

His many publications include The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with G F R Ellis, General Relativity: An Einstein Centenary Survey, with W Israel, and 300 Years of Gravitation, with W Israel.

Among the popular books Stephen Hawking has published are his best seller A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design and My Brief History.

His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe In A Nutshell.

Stephen Hawking died in March 2018.

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