Introducing Stephen Hawking

Introducing Stephen Hawking

by J. P. McEvoy
     
 

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Stephen Hawking is the world-famous physicist with a cameo in "The Simpsons on his CV", but outside his academic field his work is little understood. To the public he is a tragic figure - a brilliant scientist and author of the 9 million-copy-selling "A Brief History of Time", and yet confined to a wheelchair and almost completely paralyzed. Hawking's major

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Stephen Hawking is the world-famous physicist with a cameo in "The Simpsons on his CV", but outside his academic field his work is little understood. To the public he is a tragic figure - a brilliant scientist and author of the 9 million-copy-selling "A Brief History of Time", and yet confined to a wheelchair and almost completely paralyzed. Hawking's major contribution to science has been to integrate the two great theories of 20th-century physics - Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate's brilliant graphic guide explores Hawking's life, the evolution of his work from his days as a student, and his breathtaking discoveries about where these fundamental laws break down or overlap, such as on the edge of a Black Hole or at the origin of the Universe itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848310940
Publisher:
Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date:
08/16/2009
Series:
Introducing
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
1,126,145
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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