A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes.

“Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have not been content to see events as unconnected and inexplicable. They have craved an understanding of the underlying order in the world": FIRST EDITION OF STEPHEN HAWKING'S LANDMARK WORK: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes.

HAWKING, Stephen W. Introduction by Carl Sagan.


Item Number: 143535

London: Bantam Press, 1988.

First edition of Hawking’s groundbreaking work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Ron Miller. Introduction by Carl Sagan. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Ownership inscription opposite the half-title page. Jacket photograph by David Gamble.

A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? “[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit... His is a brain of extraordinary power" (The New York Review of Books).

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