Brief Answers to the Big Questions
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2018
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Checked Out
Description
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • "Hawking's parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read."—NPRThe world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND WIRED Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues.Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence—he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world.Praise for Brief Answers to the Big Questions "[Hawking is] a symbol of the soaring power of the human mind."The Washington Post "Hawking's final message to readers . . . is a hopeful one."—CNN "Brisk, lucid peeks into the future of science and of humanity."—The Wall Street Journal "Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space."—Quartz "Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and—where it matters—witty."—The Guardian "This beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above."The Telegraph
  • Also in This Series
    Formats
    OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
    Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
    Need Help?
    If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
    More Like This
    Other Editions and Formats
    More Details
    Street Date:
    10/16/2018
    Language:
    English
    ISBN:
    9781984844644
    Reviews from GoodReads
    Loading GoodReads Reviews.
    Tagging
    Tags:
    No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
    Citations
    APA Citation (style guide)

    Stephen Hawking. (2018). Brief Answers to the Big Questions. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

    Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

    Stephen Hawking. 2018. Brief Answers to the Big Questions. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

    Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

    Stephen Hawking, Brief Answers to the Big Questions. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.

    MLA Citation (style guide)

    Stephen Hawking. Brief Answers to the Big Questions. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.

    Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
    Copy Details
    LibraryOwnedAvailable
    Shared Digital Collection50
    Staff View
    Grouped Work ID:
    b433b8e1-7b37-a3e8-10f3-bdd7a7f7e19d
    Go To Grouped Work
    Needs Update?:
    No
    Date Added:
    Oct 23, 2018 12:25:55
    Date Updated:
    Oct 23, 2018 12:25:55
    Last Metadata Check:
    Jul 21, 2019 09:55:57
    Last Metadata Change:
    Jul 21, 2019 09:55:57
    Last Availability Check:
    Jul 21, 2019 09:55:58
    Last Availability Change:
    Jul 20, 2019 06:25:41

    OverDrive Product Record

    sortTitle
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    crossRefId
    4003622
    images
      • cover:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{C6A082C3-EF06-4EFC-8ED6-A1694D3158BE}Img100.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • thumbnail:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{C6A082C3-EF06-4EFC-8ED6-A1694D3158BE}Img200.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover150Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/C6A/082/C3/{C6A082C3-EF06-4EFC-8ED6-A1694D3158BE}Img150.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover300Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/C6A/082/C3/{C6A082C3-EF06-4EFC-8ED6-A1694D3158BE}Img400.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
    formats
        • identifiers:
              • type: 8
              • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781984844620
              • type: ISBN
              • value: 9781984844644
        • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
        • id: audiobook-mp3
        • identifiers:
              • type: 8
              • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781984844620
              • type: ISBN
              • value: 9781984844644
        • name: OverDrive Listen
        • id: audiobook-overdrive
    mediaType
    Audiobook
    primaryCreator
      • role: Author
      • name: Stephen Hawking
    id
    c6a082c3-ef06-4efc-8ed6-a1694d3158be
    title
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    starRating
    1
    dateAdded
    2018-10-23T12:37:00-04:00
    contentDetails
        • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=239&titleID=4003622
        • type: text/html
        • account:
            • name: Nashville Public Library (TN)
            • id: 1351

    OverDrive MetaData

    isPublicDomain
    False
    images
      • cover:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{C6A082C3-EF06-4EFC-8ED6-A1694D3158BE}Img100.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • thumbnail:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{C6A082C3-EF06-4EFC-8ED6-A1694D3158BE}Img200.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover150Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/C6A/082/C3/{C6A082C3-EF06-4EFC-8ED6-A1694D3158BE}Img150.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover300Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/C6A/082/C3/{C6A082C3-EF06-4EFC-8ED6-A1694D3158BE}Img400.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
    isPublicPerformanceAllowed
    False
    formats
        • fileName: BriefAnswerstotheBigQuestions-65873
        • partCount: 4
        • fileSize: 140176568
        • identifiers:
              • audience: retailer
              • type: 8
              • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781984844620
              • audience: library
              • type: ISBN
              • value: 9781984844644
        • rights:
              • type: PlayOnPC
              • value: 1
              • type: PlayOnPCCount
              • value: -1
              • type: BurnToCD
              • value: 1
              • type: BurnToCDCount
              • value: -1
              • type: PlayOnPM
              • value: 1
              • type: TransferToSDMI
              • value: 1
              • type: TransferToNonSDMI
              • value: 1
              • type: TransferCount
              • value: -1
              • type: CollaborativePlay
              • value: 0
              • type: PublicPerformance
              • value: 0
              • type: TranscodeToAAC
              • value: 1
        • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
        • id: audiobook-mp3
        • onSaleDate: 10/16/2018
        • samples:
              • source: Part 1
              • formatType: audiobook-mp3
              • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/4003622-BriefAnswersToTheBigQuestions.mp3
              • source: From the book
              • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
              • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=c6a082c3-ef06-4efc-8ed6-a1694d3158be&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
        • fileName: BriefAnswerstotheBigQuestions-65873
        • partCount: 0
        • fileSize: 140156550
        • identifiers:
              • audience: retailer
              • type: 8
              • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781984844620
              • audience: library
              • type: ISBN
              • value: 9781984844644
        • name: OverDrive Listen
        • id: audiobook-overdrive
        • onSaleDate: 10/16/2018
        • samples:
              • source: Part 1
              • formatType: audiobook-mp3
              • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/4003622-BriefAnswersToTheBigQuestions.mp3
              • source: From the book
              • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
              • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=c6a082c3-ef06-4efc-8ed6-a1694d3158be&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
    languages
        • code: en
        • name: English
    creators
        • role: Author
        • fileAs: Hawking, Stephen
        • bioText: STEPHEN HAWKING was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the presidential Medal of Freedom. His books for the general reader include My Brief History, the classic A Brief History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Universe in a Nutshell, and, with Leonard Mlodinow, A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking died in 2018.
        • name: Stephen Hawking
        • role: Narrator
        • fileAs: Whishaw, Ben
        • name: Ben Whishaw
    imprint
    Random House Audio
    subjects
        • value: Biography & Autobiography
        • value: Science
        • value: Nonfiction
    publishDate
    2018-10-16T00:00:00-04:00
    edition
    Unabridged
    publishDateText
    10/16/2018
    mediaType
    Audiobook
    shortDescription
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • "Hawking's parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read."—NPR
    The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind.

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND WIRED
    Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian...
  • isOwnedByCollections
    True
    title
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    fullDescription
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • "Hawking's parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read."—NPR
    The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind.

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND WIRED
    Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues.
    Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence—he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us.
    Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history.
    Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world.
    Praise for Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    "[Hawking is] a symbol of the soaring power of the human mind."The Washington Post
    "Hawking's final message to readers . . . is a hopeful one."—CNN
    "Brisk, lucid peeks into the future of science and of humanity."—The Wall Street Journal
    "Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space."—Quartz
    "Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and—where it matters—witty."—The Guardian
    "This beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above."The Telegraph
  • sortTitle
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    crossRefId
    4003622
    popularity
    9876
    publisher
    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
    links
      • self:
          • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFAIAAA2J/products/c6a082c3-ef06-4efc-8ed6-a1694d3158be/metadata
          • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
    id
    c6a082c3-ef06-4efc-8ed6-a1694d3158be
    starRating
    4.2