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Stephen Hawking : a biography

Author: Kristine M Larsen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Series: Greenwood biographies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible biography on the life and work of one of the most famous and influential scientists of the last forty years, Stephen Hawking.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stephen Hawking; Stephen W Hawking; Stephen Hawking
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine M Larsen
ISBN: 0313323925 9780313323928
OCLC Number: 57692851
Description: xix, 165 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Destiny's child: an auspicious birth and eclectic upbringing --
Scientist in training: the Oxford years --
Tragedy and triumph: deadly disease and dissertation --
Children and calculations: family man and theoretician --
"Stephen's changed everything": black holes aren't black --
CalTech and Cambridge: exploring new horizons --
Physics or metaphysics? the "no-boundary" proposal --
Challenges and controversy: an unexpected silence and time's arrows --
The best selling book that "no one read": a brief history of time --
To boldly go: time travel and television --
Plays, p-branes, and polls: private lives and public pronouncements --
Books and bets: the universe in a nutshell and the end of a paradox --
Stephen Hawking: man vs. myth.
Series Title: Greenwood biographies.
Responsibility: Kristine Larsen.
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"His devilishly complex cosmological theories are handled engagingly in accessible language for the lay reader. [T]his is a touching portrait that will grace any bookshelf." - Astronomy Now "In an Read more...

 
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