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A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by  Stephen Hawking - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1988 - from The Secret Bookshop (SKU: 019152)

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

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by  Stephen Hawking - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1988 - from The Secret Bookshop (SKU: 019152)
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A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes

by Hawking, Stephen

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0593015185
ISBN 13
9780593015186
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London: Bantam Press, 1988. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fiirst Uk printing of Hawking's seminal work. Printed at Mackays of Chatham LTD, later printings were printed at the Bath Press. Includes the Introduction which was removed after the first edition, as it was copyrighted by Sagan, rather than by Hawking or the publisher, and the publisher did not have the right to reprint it in perpetuity. Hawking wrote his own introduction for later editions. No mention of reprints on C.P. Some very minor pushing to the spine tips and a tiny hint to the leading corners. Small minuscule indentation to the front board. Some very light remnants of a sticker to the ffep. Otherwise the book is very clean and bright and un-marred. The jacket has tiny creases and small striations. Priced at the original $14.95 as called for. All in all a very nice copy that can only increase in value over time.

Synopsis

A Brief History of Time is a popular science book written by Stephen Hawking and first published by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group in 1988. It became a best-seller and has sold more than 9 million copies. It was also on the London Sunday Times best-seller list for more than four years. There is also a documentary by the same name, directed by Errol Morris and released in 1991. Unlike the book, the documentary is primarily a biography of Stephen Hawking.

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On Nov 28 2011, hatandboots said:
As a grade 11 student who is greatly interested in Physics, I loved this book. Dr. Hawking managed to explain our universe in great and accurate detail, but in forms and words simple enough for a student to understand. This book was very thorough when explaining everything about our universe, from the forces that control it, to the particles that occupy it, and the cause for all of it. He also presented an unique perspective that compels me to further my knowledge in these areas. I am very glad I chose this book for my physics project and for any future projects I will absolutely choose another book by Dr. Hawking.

Details

Bookseller
The Secret Bookshop NZ (NZ)
Bookseller Inventory #
019152
Title
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
Author
Hawking, Stephen
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0593015185
ISBN 13
9780593015186
Publisher
Bantam Press
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1988
Pages
208
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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