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  • THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN 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. Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Is time travel possible? 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 charity.

  • Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders. This new edition includes recent updates from Stephen Hawking with his latest thoughts about the No Boundary Proposal and offers new information about dark energy, the information paradox, eternal inflation, the microwave background radiation observations, and the discovery of gravitational waves. It was published in tandem with the app, Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe.

  • Voici Je premier livre que Stephen Hawking ait écrit pour le grand public. Il y expose, dans un langage simple et accessible, les plus récentes découvertes des astrophysiciens. Retraçant les grandes théories du cosmos depuis Galilée jusqu'à Einstein, racontant les ultimes découvertes en cosmologie, expliquant la nature des trous noirs, il propose ensuite de relever le plus grand défi de la science moderne : la recherche d'une théorie permettant de concilier la Relativité générale et la mécanique quantique.
    On sait que Stephen Hawking lutte depuis plus de vingt ans contre une maladie neurologique très grave. Malgré ce handicap, il a consacré sa vie à tenter de percer les secrets de l'univers. Aujourd'hui, il nous fait partager ses découvertes. Un livre fascinant.

  • Pour la première fois, une légende de la science - l'astrophysicien Stephen Hawking - se confie et raconte l'extraordinaire aventure de sa vie. La portée de son oeuvre scientifique est connue, grâce au succès planétaire d'Une brève histoire du temps. En revanche, l'itinéraire de cet esprit unique reste encore mystérieux, occulté par la maladie neuro-dégénérative qui meurtrit son corps depuis 50 ans.
    L'éducation qu'il reçut favorisa-t-elle l'éclosion de son génie ? Quelle fut sa formation intellectuelle dans l'Angleterre d'après-guerre, d'Oxford à Cambridge où il occupa longtemps la chaire de mathématiques ? Où a-t-il puisé la force de mener une recherche d'excellence, d'aimer deux femmes avec passion et d'élever ses trois enfants alors que la maladie continuait de frapper inexorablement ?
    /> Teinté d'une pudeur sensible et d'un humour corrosif, ce livre constitue avant tout un message d'espoir, une leçon de vie d'une grande puissance émotionnelle. S'il fascinera ceux que l'origine de l'Univers, les trous noirs ou les voyages dans le temps passionnent, il touchera tous les lecteurs désireux de faire un bout de chemin avec un être d'exception.

  • Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inwards for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.

    My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him 'Einstein'; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia.

    Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time - one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.

    Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos.

  • Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. His phenomenal multi-million-copy bestseller A Brief History of Time introduced the fascinating landscape of theoretical physics to readers all over the world.