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Introducing Stephen Hawking: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Stephen Hawking: A Graphic Guide

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By (author) J.P. McEvoy, Illustrated by Oscar Zarate

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  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 118mm x 168mm x 12mm | 168g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Duxford
  • ISBN 10: 1848310943
  • ISBN 13: 9781848310940
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 166,424

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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.

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'An ideal introduction' Independent 'Astonishingly comprehensive - clearer than Hawking himself' Focus