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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions 1

The Puzzle Edition

by Stephen Hawking
Hardback
Publication Date: 09/10/2019
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A limited edition of the bestselling Brief Answers to the Big Questions featuring for the first time the 'Big Questions Puzzle'.

New limited edition of The Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller

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. This limited edition features the 'Big Questions Puzzle' devised by Josh Kirklin, a PhD student in Stephen Hawking's department at the University of Cambridge, and is inspired by the ten big questions in the book:

  • Is there a God?
  • How did it all begin?
  • Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
  • Can we predict the future?
  • What is inside a black hole?
  • Is time travel possible?
  • Will we survive on Earth?
  • Should we colonise space?
  • Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?
  • How do we shape the future?
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.

ISBN:
9781529362756
9781529362756
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
09-10-2019
Publisher:
John Murray Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
218x142x28mm
Weight:
0.38kg

"A beautiful book from a brilliant mind"
Daily Telegraph

"Almost everything in Brief Answers is effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty"
Guardian

"The best, most mind-bending sort of physics: black holes, time travel, the origins of the universe"
The Times

"It is that ultra-distinctive voice (modest, profound, sometimes very funny) that knits this book together"
Sunday Times

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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