A Briefer History of Time By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Bantam / 176 pages / $18
Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time was a publishing sensation when it came out 10 years ago. The book, which explained the intricacies of physics, spent 72 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and sold more than 10 million copies. Nevertheless, some folks thought that A Brief History of Time could be, well, briefer. So Hawking and physicist Leonard Mlodinow have responded with this new book. In fewer than 200 pages, they tackle the laws of relativity, the Big Bang Theory, black holes, quantum gravity, evolution and time travel.