Introducing Stephen Hawking (Paperback)

A Graphic Guide

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.

‘An ideal introduction’ Independent ‘Astonishingly comprehensive – clearer than Hawking himself’ Focus


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ISBN: 9781848310940

Price: 6.99

Pages: 176

Publication date: 01/10/2009

Category: Biography & Memoir, Popular Science

Series: Introducing...

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