Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking Review

If you told that 18-year-old who got a grade of 20% on her last physics exam in high school that she would be sitting at her laptop 4 years later, typing away a review of a book written by one of the most prominent cosmologists in the world… she’d fall even deeper into that identity crisis of hers, so when Hawking’s theory on time travel comes into practice, please spare her the knowledge and visit someone else’s past.

Brief Asnwers to The Big Questions collects the thoughts of Stephen Hawking on 10 of the most popular questions asked by humanity today. It’s a marvelous journey into the mind of one of the greatest physicist of our time.

In his book, Hawking breaks down seemingly large and complicated answers with such eloquence, ease, simplicity and humor that it makes putting the book down impossible. Readers don’t need any prior knowledge in cosmology or astrophysics; the book itself is an interactive 101 lecture in disguise.

Although a bittersweet read, seeing as it’s Hawking’s final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions leaves us with a deep fascination in the world that continues to evolve around, and in spite, us.

“So, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up. Unleash your imagination. Shape the future.” 

Enjoy and always bring a book home. x

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