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A Brief History of Time, published in 1988, was a landmark volume in science writing and received worldwide acclaim and popularity. The original edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the ensuing years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic world – observations that have confirmed many of Hawking's theoretical predictions. A Brief History of Time has transformed our view of the universe and is represented on this stunning BookBench.
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