Brief answers to the big questions
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Redmayne, Eddie, 1982- writer of foreword.
Thorne, Kip S., writer of introduction.
Hawking, Lucy, writer of afterword.
Published
New York : Bantam Books, [2018].
Format
Book
Edition
First U.S. edition.
ISBN
9781984819192, 1984819194
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Hopkinton Public Library - Adult501 HAWKINGOn holds shelf
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Adams Free Library - General500 HAWKINGAvailable
Agawam Public Library - Nonfiction500 HAWAvailable
Amherst Jones Library - Lower Level501 HawkingAvailable
Amherst North Amherst Library - Adult501 HawkingAvailable
Athol Public Library - Adult500 HAAvailable
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Published
New York : Bantam Books, [2018].
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
xxiii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781984819192, 1984819194

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Includes index.
Description
Offers the renowned scientist's final thoughts on using science to address the most important challenges facing humanity.
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"The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. 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."--Dust jacket.

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