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Stephen Hawking made black holes palatable for the masses with his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, which had The New York Times pointing out that he is “bravely taking some of the first, though tentative, steps toward quantizing the early universe.”

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Stephen Hawking
Current Home:
Cambridge, England
Date of Birth:
January 8, 1942
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England
Albert Einstein Award, 1978; Britannica Award, 1989

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								A Briefer History of Time, Author: 
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A Briefer History of Time
by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. The aim of this volume is to make Hawking's theories more accessible to readers -- as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings.

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								The Universe in a Nutshell, Author: 
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*  A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988)
*  Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays (1993)
*  The Universe in a Nutshell (2001)
*  The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe (2002)
*  On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy (2002)
*  The Stephen Hawking Box Set (2002)
*  The Illustrated Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe (2003)
*  A Briefer History of Time (2005)

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The Power of Speech

On the remarkable speech synthesizer that enables him to speak, Hawking told Business Week, "One's voice is very important. If you have a slurred voice, people are likely to treat you as mentally deficient." However, he joked, "the only trouble is that it gives me an American accent."

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A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
by Stephen Hawking
Declared "a jaunty overview of key cosmological ideas, past and present" by The New York Times Book Review, Hawking's groundbreaking explanation of the origins and nature of the universe laid his complex theories out for the benefit of the lay reader for the first time.

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								Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything, Author: 
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Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything
by Kitty Ferguson
In her quite readable biography, Ferguson -- a former student and friend of Hawking's -- tempers her non-mathematical explanations of her mentor's studies in physics with fascinating episodes from his life story.

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