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A Brief History of Time. by  Stephen HAWKING - First Edition - 1988 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 138762)

A Brief History of Time.

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A Brief History of Time.: From the Big Bang to Black Holes. Introduction by Carl Sagan. Illustrations by Ron Miller.

by HAWKING, Stephen

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New York: Bantam Books,, 1988. tHE rare SUPPRESSED FIRST PRINTING Octavo. Original black cloth-backed black boards, titles to spines in silver. With the dust jacket. Full-page and in-text illustrations and diagrams. A hint of rubbing, minute discolouration to top and bottom edges, the binding firm and square, the contents unmarked and untoned. A near-fine copy in the near-fine jacket, minor creasing to edges, not price clipped. First US edition, the suppressed first printing, published simultaneously with the UK edition on 1 April 1988. The first printing was recalled from shops due to a number of errors: it lacks the contents and dedication pages, and figures 2.5 and 2.6 on page 27 are reversed. The dust jacket was also changed, with that of the suppressed printing being silver and the second printing dark blue. One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization, A Brief History of Time details for a lay readership the origin and eventual fate of the universe.

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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.

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
138762
Title
A Brief History of Time.
Author
HAWKING, Stephen
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Bantam Books,
Date published
1988

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About Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington is currently offering a normal national and international delivery service unaffected by COVID-19. Peter Harrington first started selling rare and antiquarian books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road in 1969, and have since grown to become one of the largest and best known antiquarian bookshops in Europe. Our shop extends over four floors offering up to 20,000 volumes. We also offer a full bookbinding and restoration service, and are members of the ABA and ILAB.

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