Brief answers to the big questions
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New York : Bantam Books, [2018].
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First U.S. edition.
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xxiii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. "Hawking's parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read."--NPR 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. "This beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above."-- The Telegraph
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ISBN:
9781984819192, 1984819194

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Includes index.
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Offers the renowned scientist's final thoughts on using science to address the most important challenges facing humanity.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hawking, S. (2018). Brief answers to the big questions. First U.S. edition. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018. 2018. Brief Answers to the Big Questions. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018, Brief Answers to the Big Questions. New York: Bantam Books, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hawking, Stephen. Brief Answers to the Big Questions. First U.S. edition. New York: Bantam Books, 2018. Print.

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