Stephen Hawking

The Universe in a Nutshell

Winner, Aventis Prize for Science Books 2002

The sequel to the best-selling A Brief History of Time, which sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In this new, lavishly illustrated book, Professor Hawking turns to the most important breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since his acclaimed first book. He brings the reader to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction and explains, in layman's terms, the principals that control our universe. In The Universe in A Nutshell, Professor Hawking guides the reader on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe, to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe.'

Judges' comments

Authoritative, hugely ambitious and beautifully illustrated.

Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

Royal Society Prize for Science Books

Aventis Prize for Science Books

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