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    DescriptionStephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. "My Brief History" recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. This concise, witty, and candid account introduces listeners to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology. Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece "A Brief History of Time"--one of the iconic books of the twentieth century. Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, "My Brief History" opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos.

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    My Brief History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Hawking, Read by Matthew Brenher
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 156 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 104 g
    ISBN 13: 9780804164283
    ISBN 10: 0804164282

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    LC classification: QC16.H33 A3 2013B
    Edition statement
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Publication date
    10 September 2013
    Author Information
    Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. He is the author of several books, including the worldwide publishing phenomenon "A Brief History of Time, ""A Briefer History of Time" (written with Leonard Mlodinow), "The Universe in a Nutshell, The Illustrated A Brief History of Time, "and the essay collection "Black Holes and Baby Universes."