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My Brief History

Author : Stephen Hawking
ISBN : 9780345539137
Genre : Science
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology. Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time—one of the iconic books of the twentieth century. Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking’s personal cosmos.
Category: Science

A Brief History Of Time

Author : Stephen Hawking
ISBN : 055389692X
Genre : Science
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.
Category: Science

Stephen Hawking A Brief History Of My Life Time And A Biography Of An Envisioned Man

Author : Thomas Elton
Genre : Science
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Stephen Hawking – Was the previous Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University & the writer of a best sellers “A Brief History of Time”. Learn about Stephen Hawking’s life & his discoveries studying the universe, plus how he inspired cosmology. Are you interested in the Universe and cosmology Are you a fan f Stephen Hawking? Are you entranced by Stephen Hawking and his theories? If so this Stephen Hawking Biography is perfect for you? It was the 8th of January 2012 when a man who found out at 21 that he possessed motor neurone disease, which in most occasions equals a number of years' degeneration then an inevitable death, enjoyed his 70th birthday. The scientist Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in the city of Oxford, England. Even as a youngster, Stephen Hawking displayed amazement for science, mathematics and space. Whilst age 21 and studying cosmology at the university of Cambridge, Steven discovered that he suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). During the two years after discovering this life changing announcement; Hawking rose from being a struggling student, to the world’s most outstanding famous scientist in existence. Stephen’s favourite fields were Theoretical physics, applied mathematics and Cosmology. Stephen is known for his theories on Black holes, Quantum gravity, cosmology and Hawking radiation. Stephen Hawking has produced four revised books by himself and at least three books for children his beloved daughter Lucy. He has had two wives, fathered three children and has three grand children. Stephen stated “His purpose is simple. It is to completely understand the universe, why it has developed into what it is and the purpose for the universes existence at all” – Stephen Hawking For a compete insight into Stephen Hawking’s life, you’ll probably wish to indulge in this superb biography. Stephen Hawking, Stephen Hawking Biography, Biographies & Memoirs, Science Maths, Cosmology, Space
Category: Science

A Brief History Of Chinese Fiction

Author : Lu Hsun
ISBN : 9780898751543
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lu Hsun, pioneer and standard-bearer of modern Chinese literature, wrote this book during the early twenties. It is a study of the historical development of Chinese fiction from early myths and legends down to well-developed long novels written at the end of the Ching Dynasty.The characteristics of various forms of fiction through the centuries, the development of these forms and their influence on each other are lucidly presented, while such major works as the novels Hung Lou Meng (A Dream of Red Mansions) and Shue Hu Chuan (Water Margin) are reviewed in detail.Chinese fiction had its roots in story telling, and the feudal ruling class despised folk literature of this kind. The May 4th Movement of 1919 dealt a mortal blow to the feudal forces in Chinese culture. Then the study of this form of literature began to make headway, Lu Hsun being one of the first to carry out research in this field.This book, the earliest systematic study of the history of Chinese fiction by a Chinese writer, still exercises a great influence among Chinese scholars.This English translation is illustrated with reproductions of early Chinese woodcuts.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Brief History Of Seven Killings

Author : Marlon James
ISBN : 9780698170506
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Named a best book of the year by: The New York Times Chicago Tribune The Washington Post The Boston Globe Time Newsweek The Huffington Post The Seattle Times The Houston Chronicle Publishers Weekly Library Journal Popsugar BookPage BuzzFeed Books Salon Kansas City Star L Magazine From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a “musical, electric, fantastically profane” (The New York Times) epic that explores the tumultuous world of Jamaica over the past three decades. In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines brilliant storytelling with his unrivaled skills of characterization and meticulous eye for detail to forge an enthralling novel of dazzling ambition and scope. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer’s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate. Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

A Brief History Of The Artist From God To Picasso

Author : Paul Barolsky
ISBN : 9780271036755
Genre : Art
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Explores art history and imaginative literature to show how fiction and history inform each other. Traces the modern idea of the artist to the epic tradition from Homer and Ovid to Dante, leading to Michelangelo. Examines how Vasari shaped Balzac's idea of the artist, and Balzac influenced Picasso's --Provided by publisher.
Category: Art

The Illustrated A Brief History Of Time

Author : Stephen W. Hawking
ISBN : 9780553103748
Genre : Science
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An illustrated, large-format edition of the best-seller has been expanded to encompass the remarkable advances that have occurred in science and technology over the past eight years, with a new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and more than 240 full-color, captioned illustrations. 100,000 first printing.
Category: Science

A Brief History Of Rhyme And Bass

Author : Shawn Livernoche
ISBN : 9781401028510
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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During the late seventies a generation of black rockers laid the foundation for what would become a multi-billion dollar Industry: Hip-Hop music. “A Brief History Of Rhyme And Bass” fills us in on the origin of rap music and how it evolved from “music with a message” into a cesspool of sex, drugs, death and crime in less than two decades. Lov explores the role of the white “rapper” in Hip-Hop and relays his story of how Hip-Hop has taken him on a trip to a dark, sex and drug infested Hell and back, alive to tell the tale!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Brief History Of Social Identity

Author : Liam Martin
ISBN : 9780595332731
Genre : Philosophy
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"A Brief History of Social Identity From Kinship To Multirace" is, appropriately, a book with a very wide reach. From ancient India to modern America, from Buddhism to the American Constitution, from religion to race, and from multiracial identity to the rule of hypo-descent, the author describes the at times liberating, at times stifling embrace of identity. The most fascinating proposition of the book is that a previously marginalized heritage--multiracial--is the source of the next historically significant social identity. After tracing identity from its origins in kinship to its most recent in race, the author argues that the opposition to a multiracial identity, hypo-descent--more commonly known as the one-drop rule--is the last socially accepted form of racism, but that this is ultimately unconstitutional. And so once this is demonstrated--and the author quite convincingly does so--multiracial identity will find social acceptance, allowing a large portion of our population to realize its fullest potential.
Category: Philosophy

Stephen Hawking S A Brief History Of Time

Author : Stephen W. Hawking
ISBN : 0553077724
Genre : Nature
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Interviews with Hawking, his family, colleagues, and friends provide a close-up look at one of the world's greatest physicists, as well as a lucid explanation of his major theories
Category: Nature

A Brief History Of Twirlin

Author : Kwesi Daniels
ISBN : 9780615439082
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Twirlin' is a derivative of stepping, or step-dancing, in which a cane is used as a prop. This text covers the historical and recent account of how the a cultural trend transformed into a skill-set embraced by millions as a new art. Briefly tracing the culture surrounding the cane to tribal traditions indigenous to the Africa and Europe, this text links the influence of affluent wardrobe in early-industrial America's influence on the first generation emancipated African-American intellectuals. Finally, it addresses the information age's, YouTube revolution of documenting and sharing technique far beyond the physical bounds of the Kanemaster's travel schedule. Twirlin', like any artistic skill-set, will always be a work in progress, searching for the next great achievement in complexity and style. This volume is the first of its kind and commences an age of recognition for, what some are calling, a "lost art". The authors of Twirlin' are just a part of the optimistic few that are looking forward to what tomorrow brings.

A Brief History Of Imbecility

Author : Takamura Kotaro
ISBN : 0824814568
Genre : Poetry
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Takamura Kotaro (1883-1956) drew on his studies in New York, London, and Paris to lay the foundations in Japan for Western-style Japanese sculpture through his intricate wood carvings and powerful bronzes. But Takamura also composed poems infused with startling energy, directness, and narrative clarity. Among the first to use the vernacular masterfully in verse, he has long been recognized as one of Japan's premier modern poets. The poetry included here is divided into three parts: "The Journey" represents a chronology of the poet's life; "Chieko" is a selection of poems about Takamura's wife which describes his devotion to her for more than thirty years through courtship and marriage, during her illness and insanity, and continuing after her death; and "A Brief History of Imbecility" is a sequence of twenty autobiographical poems composed in 1947. The essays, appearing in English for the first time, offer a more complete understanding of Takamura's relationship to art, his complex experience of Paris, and his views on beauty and creativity. Included here are "The Latter Half of Chieko's Life," a moving prose complement to the Chieko poems, and "A Last Glance at the Third Ministry of Education Art Exhibition," a scathing review of the modern art world, the first of its kind in Japan.
Category: Poetry

A Brief History Of Britain 1485 1660

Author : Ronald Hutton
ISBN : 9781849012157
Genre : History
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Praise for the author:: 'For anyone researching the subject, this is the book you've been waiting for.' Washington Post From the death of Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485 to the execution of Charles I after the Civil Wars of 1642-48, England was transformed by two dynasties. First, the Tudors, who had won the crown on the battlefield, changed both the nature of kingship and the nation itself. England became Protestant and began to establish itself as a trading power; facing down seemingly impossible odds, it defeated its enemies on land and sea. But after a century, Elizabeth I died with no heir and the crown was passed to the Stuarts, who sought to remould the kingdom in their own image. Leading authority on the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Ronald Hutton brilliantly recreates the political landscape of this early modern period and shows how the modern nation was forged in these febrile, transformative years. Combining skilful pen portraits of the leading figures of the day with descriptions of its culture, economics and vivid accounts of everyday life, Hutton provides telling insights into this critical period on Britain's national history. This the second book in the landmark four-volume Brief History of Britain which brings together leading historians to tell Britain's story, from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the present day. Combining the latest research with accessible and entertaining story-telling, the series is the ideal introduction for students and general readers.
Category: History

A Brief History Of Camouflage

Author : Thaisa Frank
ISBN : 0876858566
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of stories that trace loss of love, elided empathy, and persistent memory in the cycles of knowing and not knowing one another.
Category: Fiction