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Stephen Hawking : a biography

Author: Kristine Larsen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2005.
Series: Greenwood biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of Hawking, written by a physicist, provides an accessible introduction to the life and work of an inspirational figure.Stephen Hawking: A Biography provides an overview of the life  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Stephen William Hawking
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine Larsen
ISBN: 0313323925 9780313323928
OCLC Number: 1109187364
Description: xix, 165 pages : illustrations ; 25 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 "Non-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.
Series Title: Greenwood biographies.
Responsibility: Kristine Larsen.

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