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A worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time , has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. This book is the result of its author's wish to make the former's content accessible to readers. Subjects of wide interest are given chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory.
STEPHEN HAWKING held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years; his other books for the general reader include the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell. Physicist LEONARD MLODINOW, his collaborator for this new edition, has taught at Cal Tech, written for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is the author of Euclid's Window and Feynman's Rainbow and the co-author of the children's book series The Kids of Einstein Elementary.