Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

by Michael J. White, John Gribbin
     
 

Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most famous scientist since Einstein. Although his body is confined to a wheelchair, his brilliant work on black holes, the Big Bang, and quantum cosmology has already guaranteed his reputation as a towering figure in modern physics. This superb biography interweaves the events of Hawking's life with concise and cogent explanations of… See more details below

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Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most famous scientist since Einstein. Although his body is confined to a wheelchair, his brilliant work on black holes, the Big Bang, and quantum cosmology has already guaranteed his reputation as a towering figure in modern physics. This superb biography interweaves the events of Hawking's life with concise and cogent explanations of the theories that have brought us breathtakingly close to piercing the ultimate mysteries of time, space, and matter.

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A successful merger of biography and physics...—Time Magazine

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ISBN-13:
9780452269880
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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