Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

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Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science by Michael J. White, John Gribbin

An updated edition of the definitive biography on Stephen Hawking that marries biography and science to tell the story of one of the most remarkable men in historyStephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. He has broadened our basic understanding of the universe and his theoretical work on black holes and the origins of the cosmos have been groundbreaking, if not downright revolutionary. He has also spent much of his adult life confined to a wheelchair, a victim of ALS. But his physical limitations have done nothing to confine him intellectually.Hawking would already be remarkable for his cutting-edge work in theoretical physics alone. However, he has also managed to popularize science unlike anyone else. He achieved almost cult-like fame with his A Brief History of Time and has since become a household name by making the complexities of cosmology accessible to millions of people.In Stephen Hawking, science writers White and Gribbin have painted a compelling portrait of a scientific mind that seemingly knows no bounds. Weaving together clear explanations of Hawking’s science with a detailed, balanced, and sensitive personal history, readers will come to know and appreciate both sides of this incredible man.Includes new updates in Hawking’s biography and the recent discovery of the Higgs-Boson (or “God”) particle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525934479
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/1992
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

About the Author

John Gribbin, Ph.D., trained as an astrophysicist at the
University of Cambridge. He is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed In Search of
Schrödinger's Cat,and the co-author of Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science.He lives in East
Sussex with his wife and two sons.

Michael White is the author of more than twenty books, most recently Tolkien: A Biography, and C.
S. Lewis. He is a former science writer for GQ and a consultant for the Discovery Channel. He lectured in science at Oxford before becoming a full time writer. He lives in Perth,
Australia.

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