Introducing Stephen Hawking

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Synopsis

'An ideal introduction [to Stephen Hawking]' - Independent

'Astonishingly comprehensive - clearer than Hawking himself' - Focus

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

Hawking's major contribution to science was 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781848310940
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Imprint: Icon Books
Pub date:
Edition: Revised
DEWEY: 530.1092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 158g
Height: 163mm
Width: 120mm
Spine width: 14mm