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A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by  Stephen Hawking - First Edition - 1988 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 160202006)

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

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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
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0553052438
ISBN 13
9780553052435
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New York: Bantam Books, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition, first printing, first state. All points present: Full number line to "1" on copyright page, no table of contents, etc.196 pp. Very Good in Very Good first issue silver dust jacket with publisher's price of $18.95 intact. Light edge wear, light fading to top edge of boards. Dust jacket shows light rubbing and light crimping along the top edge, ding to rear panel near top of spine fold. A rather nice copy.

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
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
160202006
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
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0553052438
ISBN 13
9780553052435
Publisher
Bantam Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1988

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