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Hachette Book Group is a leading U.S. trade publisher, and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books, 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles (including physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2016, the company had 214 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 44 of which reached #1. HBG’s bestselling authors include Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, James Patterson, and J.K. Rowling.
The world lost one of its greatest minds last Wednesday. Stephen Hawking – physicist, best-selling author, and a “Living Metaphor for the Scientific Endeavor” – was renowned for his work on gravity and the origins of the universe, themes most famously explored in his book A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes. (“One of history’s least likely best-sellers,” said Isaac Butler for Slate.) Published in 1988 by Bantam Books, the “landmark volume in science” sold more than 10 million copies and worked through a series of mind-boggling questions like How did the universe come to be?Does time only move in one direction? Is the universe unending or is it contained? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it ends? But Hawking captivated audiences long before 1988. His adviser at Cambridge, cosmologistDennis W. Sciama, called Hawking’s 1974 thesis (published in Nature) “the most beautiful paper in the history of physics.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Stephen Hawking”