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Stephen Hawking : A Life in Science (Paperback) (Michael White & John Gribbin)
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Stephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. Perhaps more than any other scientist, h has broadened our basic understanding of the universe. His theoretical work on black holes and the origins and nature 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 or hinder his scientific development.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. Today, he is a household name and achieved almost cult-lie fame with his A Brief History of Time. Although this book is steeped in the complexities of cosmology, millions of people were eager to learn just some of what he had to offer.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, we 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.
Number of Pages: 447
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Science
Sub-Genre: Science + Technology, History, Physics
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Michael White & John Gribbin
Street Date: January 4, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-1856
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