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My Brief History - Stephen Hawking

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Published: 10th September 2013
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Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.

My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. This concise, witty, and candid account introduces listeners to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology.

Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpieceA Brief History of Time-one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.

Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos.

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Another outstanding journey

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Insight to an amazing start in life and his acceptance in the worlds of physics & cosmology.

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    ISBN: 9780804164283
    ISBN-10: 0804164282
    Audience: General
    Format: Audio CD
    Language: English
    Published: 10th September 2013
    Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 13.01  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.1