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
ISBN:Brief Answers to the Big Questions
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Brief Answers to the Big Questions Reviews

  • Charly
    Jan 23, 2019
    This was a very entertaining piece. While I am not anywhere near him in cosmology or any level of physics he made the answers to some really deep yet interesting questions understandable. He carried an extremely dry wit that finds itself in the work. Not lengthy or overwhelming. In...
  • William Lawrence
    Apr 13, 2019
    This book is bursting with wisdom from one of the most intelligent minds to ever exist on this planet. I took this one out from a library, but I liked it so much I bought a copy and intend to reread it in the near future. There are passages of beauty and awe throughout his scientific e...
  • Barbara
    Apr 03, 2019
    Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist who's considered one of the most brilliant scientists since Albert Einstein. In addition to making huge contributions to physics, Hawking strove to share his discoveries with the general publi...
  • Marc
    Aug 08, 2019
    This book has been compiled by daughter Lucy Hawking and contains an anthology of the most important popularizing work of her father Stephen. Although it was published after his death, Hawking was involved in the editing process at the end of his life, but he didn't really finish it. O...
  • 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...
  • 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? ...
  • Rose
    Jun 24, 2019
    If you ever feel that you deal with a lot of stupid people during the day, read a book like this and be humbled. Immediately after you read something that went right over your head, you then remember this brilliant man dumbed it down so we could grasp the basics. ...
  • Karen
    Mar 24, 2019
    The audiobook is fantastic. Interspersed with interview clips with Stephen Hawking, in his own words. And the afterword, by his daughter is a touching end cap to Hawking's last book for the world to read. Simple enough for those without a science background to understand. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jack Chaucer
    May 11, 2019
    A concise series of bold and sound conclusions from one of the most brave, expansive and beautiful minds this planet has ever produced. This guy traveled the universe for most of his life, despite being paralyzed in a wheelchair for much of it. He let nothing hold him back right throug...
  • 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...
  • Anne ✨
    Apr 03, 2019
    I find there's something really calming about listening to the words of someone who has spent his entire life thinking about the big picture! We are so easily distracted and stressed by the daily woes of economy, politics, religion, environment, but Hawking reminds us that in a few hun...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Feb 26, 2019
    ?While there?s life, there is hope.? Stephen Hawking was such an inspirational man. When he first received his diagnosis, he was ready to give up on life; he was ready to abandon his studies as his body slowly diminished, but with the help of a few friends and loved ones ...
  • 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
    As 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 beautiful...
  • Netta
    Jan 28, 2019
    Mind-boggling and utterly moving book which is legitimately bigger-than-life as it contains black holes, space-time, time travels, dreamers, discoveries, wonders and, of course, Star Trek. One may think that this book is indeed what it looks like ? a genius addressing big and teeny ...
  • Candie
    Apr 25, 2019
    This book has some very interesting topics. I definitely left it with more questions than answers and have spent a lot of time Googling the things that I was reading. I really liked the overall messages in each section, found them extremely interesting and had fun looking into them fur...
  • 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...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Feb 11, 2019
    Quick book answering some Big Questions while learning a bit more about Stephen Hawking. Is there a God? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Is time travel possible? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? It was great - recommend the audiobook too! ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Susana
    Jun 10, 2019
    4 stars ? I've always been fascinated with space. The thought that there is so much beyond us that we can barely begin to imagine it, makes me immensely fascinated. In addition to that, this school year I had an incredible Physiques teacher who made me completely fall in love wi...
  • Sasha
    Apr 12, 2019
    One of the easiest 5 stars rate I had to give! I mean I loved it. While reading the book I was fascinated and intimated. Reading a tiny piece of his mind is and will always be fascinating! It was such an easy book to read. No need to be a science nerd like in The Big bang Theory to ...
  • 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...
  • Jako
    Dec 26, 2018
    Even though the book was meant to be as exoteric as possible, it is still rather thorough for the general public. To me, the answers were prolix and discursive. Much explaining was done, but I often found myself asking "How's that relevant to the question?". ...