Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosm...

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Title:Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Author:Stephen Hawking
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Genres:Science
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Brief Answers to the Big Questions Reviews

  • Laura
    Dec 24, 2018
    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: Last thoughts on a range of topics, taken from the extraordinary career of Stephen Hawking; and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams: First of all he recalls his upbringing and his youthful research work, enabling him to say: 'I am a scientist ...
  • Bettie☯
    Oct 19, 2018
    Description: Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe?s greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet?including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the deve...
  • vonblubba
    Dec 12, 2018
    I love big questions, and they don't get any bigger than the ones Hawking tries to answer in this book. We are talking about his personal opinions, of course, but it's definitely interesting to hear the opinions of one of the greatest minds of the last century. To be honest, on occasi...
  • Linh
    Nov 21, 2018
    M?t tc ph?m tuy?t v?i. Nhi?u ch? khng hon ton hi?u (nh? khi Hawking ni v? l? ?en). Nh?ng v?n qu ?ng ?? ??c v suy ngh?, v ??c l?i. V ngh? l th? gi?i qu? c?n cn may m?n khi c nh?ng ng??i thng minh, chnh tr?...
  • Jeff
    Nov 12, 2018
    What can be better than this?! Stephen's last book is just perfect! If you are going to buy this book, buy the Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition as it includes the bonus content of five tributes from notable friends of Stephen. In Brief Answers to the Big Questions Stephen answe...
  • Jenna
    Dec 10, 2018
    Well, this was certainly a bitter-sweet read, knowing it is the last book of Steven Hawking. I wish I'd borrowed the e-book instead of the print because there are so many things I'd have loved to highlight. In Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Stephen Hawking attempts to answ...
  • Book
    Nov 10, 2018
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking ?Brief Answers to the Big Questions? addresses the big questions of the day by scientists, political leaders and the general public. World-famous cosmologist and award-winning author Stephen Hawking takes the readers on his f...
  • Bam
    Nov 26, 2018
    I'm sure the remarkable Stephen Hawking was always being asked hard questions; I'm grateful for the opportunity to read some of his final thoughts on these topics: ~Is there a God? ~How did it all begin? ~Is there other intelligent life in the universe? ~Can we predict the future? ...
  • Dan Graser
    Oct 22, 2018
    While this collection of essays and musings on a huge range of topics makes for stimulating reading, it's a bittersweet experience realizing this is the final trip through the wonderful mind of Stephen Hawking we can take. This man has inspired generations around the world to think abo...
  • Giorgio
    Oct 22, 2018
    Why 3 stars if the book is well-written? Well, there is NOTHING NEW. He just said again and again what he always said... Maybe it should be sold as "Hawking in 90 minutes" or "Hawking for Dummies"... Yes, his life was really RICH in experiencies, and pain, and fight to overcome an ...
  • Bharath
    Jan 05, 2019
    This is my first book of 2019. As a thought-provoking book from one of the leading thinkers till recent times, a good way to start the year. I have previously read his ?A brief history of time? and ?The grand design? both of which I liked for presenting serious science in a ver...
  • Paul Demetre
    Dec 03, 2018
    This book is essentially ten short chapters in which Dr. Hawking answers one question per chapter. The questions are topics such as, does God exist, how did the universe begin, what is in a black hole, is time travel possible, will AI outsmart us, and how can we survive? Will writte...
  • Hải
    Oct 29, 2018
    Hai Nguyen 23 hrs Cu?n sch th? 100 (s? ??p) ??c trong n?m nay tnh c? sao l?i hay ??n tuy?t v?i. Khng m?y nh khoa h?c khi cn s?ng ? ??t ???c s? hm m? v quan tm t? ?ng ??o qu?n chng - nh?ng ng??i m gi?...
  • Sazedul Waheed Nitol
    Dec 10, 2018
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  • Florencia
    Oct 15, 2018
    A few years ago, The Times newspaper ran a headline on the front page which said 'Hawking: God Did Not Create Universe'. The article was illustrated. God was shown in a drawing by Michelangelo, looking thunderous. They printed a photo of me, looking smug. They made it look like a duel ...
  • Senthil
    Oct 20, 2018
    Wow. I feel I have become physically , intellectually & spiritually smaller after reading this book. An enlightening read on some of the biggest questions faced by the mankind, the book is true to its title and does its job fairly well in answering the complex questions in a sim...
  • André Oliveira
    Oct 28, 2018
    In this book Stephen Hawking, possibly the last book written by him, answers some big questions and makes some predictions for the future taking into account the current state of science. How did it all begin? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Is time travel possible? Ob...
  • Khurram
    Dec 24, 2018
    A great book, by a great man. I had heard the name Steven Hawking, but never read any of his theories. Simply for the very reason the something coming from the smartest men of the previous 2 generations would be overly complicated and beyond my understanding. What I discovered in this ...
  • Gabby
    Dec 27, 2018
    "Unleash your imagination. Shape the future." I loved loved loved this book. I have always been fascinated by science and astronomy and I have never read anything by Stephen Hawking, and this book was absolutely fascinating and thought provoking to me. I loved hearing his theories abo...
  • Manuel Antão
    Nov 25, 2018
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Closed Time-like Curves: ?Brief Answers to the Big Questions? by Stephen Hawking ?Is there any point in hosting a party for time travelers? Would you hope anyone would turn up? Hawking?s answer: In 200...
  • TS Chan
    Dec 10, 2018
    The final parting gift from one of the modern legends of scientific genius and embodiment of human perseverance, I couldn't give this anything less than 5-stars. ?Be brave, be curious, be determined, overcome the odds. It can be done? Poignantly bookended by a beautifully ...
  • Greg
    Nov 11, 2018
    GZ>>>TRUMP? YOUR THOUGHTS,MR. HAWKING? (Interview in the 9th Dimension, M-Theory #763, questions from the audience at random.) SH>>>"Take Proxima b, for example..within the solar system Alpha Centauri...it has some similarities to Earth...If there are beings alive o...
  • Lou
    Oct 22, 2018
    Having always had much admiration for the way Stephen Hawking has lived his life, overcoming adversity to become one of the brightest stars in our sky (pun absolutely intended), I was intrigued to see what his last contribution would bring with it. One of the things I most appreciate a...
  • Robert Yokoyama
    Oct 18, 2018
    I bought this book because I admire Stephen Hawking and wanted to learn more about science. He asks questions in this book that I haven't thought of like what is in a black hole. There is no definitive answer to this question, but I did learn that a black hole is a collasped star that ...
  • Bryan
    Oct 17, 2018
    A total page-turner, this book is quite remarkable it gives you a sense of a personal interview between Dr. Hawking and the reader. The Big questions are: Is there a God? How did it all begin? Is time travel possible? What is inside of a black hole? Is there other intelligent ...
  • Toñi
    Dec 09, 2018
    Sin duda, mi joya literaria de 2018. El libro en s es una breve recopilacin de temas a los que Stephen Hawking ha dedicado gran parte de su vida, pero el atractivo del mismo es la posibilidad de ser entendido (al menos la mayor parte) por quienes no tengan conocimientos previos en ...
  • Richard
    Oct 20, 2018
    "So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up...
  • Brian Bakker
    Nov 28, 2018
    Dare I say this book felt like an unnecessary addition to Hawking's work this soon after his death? I get it, when someone with the stature of Hawking passes away, the demand for a book is there. And since I believe Hawking to be an extraordinary person, what objection could there ...
  • Science (Fiction) Comedy Horror and Fantasy Geek/Nerd
    Dec 16, 2018
    Part of the legacy of an exceptional genius, a source of inspiration and a science communicator. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. Hawking understood how to use his life in many ways in exemplary fashi...
  • Anneloes Welling
    Jan 02, 2019
    Ik dacht dat dit boek ook toegankelijk zou zijn voor mensen die precies niets van natuurkunde snappen, maar helaas. De 1 procent die ik wel snapte, deed mij bekeren tot het nihilisme. Verder wel een coole kaft. ...