Introducing Stephen Hawking

Author(s): 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 paralysed. 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.

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'An ideal introduction' Independent 'Astonishingly comprehensive - clearer than Hawking himself' Focus

General Fields

  • : 9781848310940
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : October 2009
  • : 168mm X 118mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 520.92
  • : 176
  • : illustrations
  • : J.P. McEvoy
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : Oscar Zarate