New updated edition of the biography of a remarkable man - motor neurone disease victim and awesome intellect Stephen (A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME) Hawking
Born in 1942, Stephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. With a career that began over thirty years ago at Cambridge University, he has managed to do more than perhaps any other physicist to broaden our basic understanding of the universe. This skilful portrait of an indefatigable genius traces the course of Hawking's life and science, marrying biography and physics to tell the story of a remarkable man.
As the New Stateman said of the first edition in 1992: 'A gripping account of a physicist whose speculations could prove as revolutionary as those of Albert Einstein...Its combination of erudition, warmth, robustness, and wit is entirely appropriate to their subject.
About the Author
Michael White is also the biographer of J.R.R. TOLKIEN, and the author of LEONARDO - THE FIRST SCIENTIST.
John Gribbin is the author of many acclaimed popular science books, notably SCHRODINGER'S CAT.
Intriguing ... There are larger questions here than the life of even this singular man - Peter Ackroyd, THE TIMES
Immensely moving... totally gripping to read - DAILY TELEGRAPH
Fascinating... What makes this book so rewarding is the way that the authors have blended their account of Hawking's science with that of his life - SPECTATOR
This absorbing biography illuminates the extraordinary single-mindedness that has enabled him to triumph over adversity. - MAIL ON SUNDAY
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 19th January 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1