A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking, Reviewed by Bart Breen
A Worthy Sequel
I read the earlier book, A Brief History of Time and this book delivers where it states, in updating where things have advanced as well as putting the cookies on the lower shelf by writing conversationally and without the use of academic verbiage and mathematical equations that would be lost on the general audience it targets.
What criticisms can no doubt be leveled for it’s simplicity, are somewhat specious because its simplicity is the point.
The explanations offered for the creation of stars, black holes, white holes, dark energy, dark matter, parallel dimensions and universes and the possibility of time travel are fascinating and very enlightening. Science indeed has come a long way in a relatively (pun intended) brief (second pun also intended) period of time.
I applaud Hawking and those in his field with their progress and discoveries. They are indeed exciting.