A Briefer History of Time (Hawking and Mlodinow book)

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A Briefer History of Time
Cover of “A Briefer History of Time”
Author Stephen Hawking,
Leonard Mlodinow
Country United States
Language English
Subject The Universe
Published 2005 (Bantam Books)
Pages 176 (Paperback)[1]
ISBN 0-553-80436-7
OCLC 254755556
Preceded by On the Shoulders of Giants
Followed by God Created the Integers

A Briefer History of Time is a 2005 popular-science book by the English physicist Stephen Hawking and the American physicist Leonard Mlodinow.


The book is an update and rewrite of Hawking's 1988 A Brief History of Time. In this book Hawking and Mlodinow present quantum mechanics, string theory, the big bang theory, and other topics in a more accessible fashion to the general public. The book is updated with newly discovered topics, and informs of recurring subjects throughout the book in greater detail.


  1. ^ "A Briefer History of Time". at Amazon.com. OCLC 254755556. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-28.