Black Holes and Baby Universe by Stephen Hawking – Book Review

Book – Black Holes and Baby Universe

Author – Stephen Hawking

Genre – Non Fiction, Essay Type format

About the book –

The universe, the cosmos and the gigantic nothing of the space are something that human beings are yet to acknowledge and appreciate in all its glory. And, the famous scientist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has always tried to make the novice readers understand the nuances of the vast space and its intricate framework.

In this book, Hawking leads the readers onto the depths of space, teaching them the beginning of time and space. His discussions start from how stars die and collapse under their own weight along with their subsequent transformation into black holes. He also talks about how, like the stars, the universe, too, had a beginning.

Written with the aim to make the readers understand the intricacies of the Universe, this collection of essays teach any layman readers about how to appreciate the wonders of the universe and the various astronomical developments therein.

Review –

I am not a science student nor do I enjoy science but I always have been curious when it comes to where-abouts related to Universe topics.

I absolutely loved reading this book. There were 2/3 essays which did not really appeal to me which I guess was because I am not a physics student.

Excluding them, the rest of the book kept me engrossed. I loved reading this one!
Definitely recommended to science students and those who are interested or curious to read about the Universe and such related topics.

The forward of this book describes Stephen’s life right from his childhood which is VERY motivating. He has not led a simple life yet he was blessed to have his loved ones also near and for him. It makes me realize how important family is.

About the author:

An English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, author as well as the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology under the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking is a scholar with more than a dozen of honorary degrees. In was in 1963 that Stephen Hawking contracted a rare motor neuron disorder which gave him just two years to live, yet he went to Cambridge to become what he is today.

– Kinjal Parekh


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