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Stephen Hawking : A Life in Science - Michael White

Stephen Hawking

A Life in Science

Paperback Published: 19th January 2004
ISBN: 9780349117287
Number Of Pages: 384

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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.

Industry Reviews

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

ISBN: 9780349117287
ISBN-10: 0349117284
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 19th January 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1