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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Durée : 4 h et 52 min
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Read by Ben Whishaw and Garrick Hagon, with an afterword read by Lucy Hawking.  

The world-famous cosmologist and number one best-selling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.

How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us?

Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.

And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial superintelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.

Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued and infused with his characteristic humour, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race and where we, as a planet, are heading next.

©2018 Stephen Hawking (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Vulgarisation

It is more of a vulgarisation book. For someone who has read a lot of vulgarisations works it sounds repetitive.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 08/05/2019

Loved it. It's inspiring. Follows current beliefs.

Loved it. I thinks this is a must read for adolescents and anyone who aspires some common good sense.

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  • Son of Thor's whimper
  • 29/03/2019

Last helping hand

Over the years Stephen Hawkings books have accompanies me on travels or as in this case on long walks. The subject matters were invariably difficult and at times daunting. In this book its the same, but more so. The bigest questions possible and still more than worthwhile. It is impressive to hear how well thought through and clearly stated Prof. Hawkings manages to argue and develop his answers to the questions. The relative brevity in answering the questions, in about half an hour a question, suggests a long preparation in making the case simply, and it makes the book digestible also for an average reader. A realy enjoyable and worthwhile listening and with a sad note, this being the last helping hand Stephen Hawking could give. It is a big help.

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  • Santiago Tacoronte
  • 17/06/2019

interesting and pragmatic view of life questiond

I liked how the author aboard some of the most deep questions in our existence with a very prag
matic and scientific view

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  • Bertrand Gongne
  • 29/05/2019

Warm and hopefull

Great book by great man, full of optimism and hunger of knowledge. Will be missed by many. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07/01/2019

All you need to know on the universe

A complete map of the work of Hawking and other scientists regarding astro physics and other fields. Explained for someone who has a basic knowledge on the nature of the universe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05/01/2019

Deep, intelligent, thought provoking

One of the best listens I have experienced over the Christmas period, full of current topics and deep questions, relevant to the future of life on Earth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13/12/2018

Brief, honest and funny! #5stars

The book is exactly that - brief and provides objective information from all relevant perspectives. #5stars

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  • Felipe Gordillo Corvalán
  • 07/12/2018

interesting but not deep enough

it goes through many ideas without to deep in any... that felt odd, I wish it was longer...

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Pascal
  • 06/01/2019

Unzusammenhängend geschrieben

Man merkt, dass das Buch nicht wirklich von Stephen Hawking ist, sondern einfach sehr unzusammenhängend von mehreren Personen geschrieben ist. Ständig wiederholen sich Aussagen und Erklärungen, anstatt aufeinander aufzubauen.
Im Vergleich zu den vergangenen Büchern gibt es aber auch sowieso keine wirklich neuen Aussagen.

Man hat leider das Gefühl, dass mit dem Medienrummel rund um den Tod von Hawking noch Mal Geld gemacht werden sollte.

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  • MND
  • 20/12/2018

Incredibly interesting to read

While the whole book is a lot of fun to read/listen - the last 20min of conclusion and afterword made me realize how great this man was.

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  • Ovidiu Stefanuti
  • 17/10/2018

As good as suspected.

I hoped it would be a great book and it was. I am new to audible and to listen to books so I have nothing to compare to. All I can say is that I enjoyed the read