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Stephen Hawking : a life in science

Author: Michael White; John Gribbin
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New updated edView all editions and formats
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Stephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. With a career at Cambridge University, he has managed to broaden our basic understanding of the universe. Originally published in 1992, this edition traces the course of Hawking's life and science, combining biography and physics to tell the story of this remarkable man.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Stephen Hawking; Stephen Hawking; Stephen William Hawking
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael White; John Gribbin
ISBN: 0309084105 9780309084109
OCLC Number: 50285034
Description: xi, 348 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The day Galileo died --
Classical cosmology --
Going up --
Doctors and doctorates --
From black holes to the big bang --
Marriage and fellowship --
Singular solutions --
The breakthrough years --
When black holes explode --
The foothills of fame --
Back to the beginning --
Science celebrity --
When the universe has babies --
A brief history of time --
The end of physics? --
Hollywood, fame and fortune --
A brief history of time travel --
Stephen Hawking, superstar.
Responsibility: Michael White and John Gribbin.
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Stephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. With a career at Cambridge University, he has managed to broaden our basic understanding of the universe. Originally published in 1992, this edition traces the course of Hawking's life and science, combining biography and physics to tell the story of this remarkable man.

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