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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton; Reprint edition (March 7 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393312763
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393312768
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Deeply satisfying.... [An] engrossing blend of theory, history, and anecdote. — Wall Street Journal

Among the best of [its] genre to appear in recent years. — Malcolm W. Browne (New York Times Book Review)

Readers seeking to go beyond today's headlines will not find a higher authority (or a better storyteller) to discuss the cosmo's most bizarre features…Masterful and intriguing. — Marcia Bartusiak (Washington Post)

Superb. It is what many other books about their subject ought to have been and were not.... I think the book itself will be a strong force. — Carl Sagan

Black Holes & Time Warps reveals the scientific enterprise as very few books do; it richly overflows with history, modern physics, the excitement of discovery, and rare, firsthand scientific styles and temperaments. — Alan Lightman

About the Author

Kip Thorne, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, is the author of the bestselling books Black Holes and Time Warps and The Science of Interstellar. Thorne was an executive producer for the 2014 film Interstellar. For “bridging the worlds of science and the humanities,” Thorne received Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. He lives in Pasadena, California.

Stephen W. Hawking is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

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