Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking : A Life in Science

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This biography pays particular attention to Hawking's scientific achievement, as well as to the tragic progress of his illnesss and his extraordinary will to survive and to continue working despite major progressive handicap. Two additional chapters are included in this second more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0140271686
  • 9780140271683

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An unusual scientific biography in which chapters on Hawking's life alternate with chapters describing his scientific work. A very easy read - the science is put across more clearly than in Hawking's own Brief History - aimed at everyone who has wondered how someone with Hawking's disabilities has become a top scientist and bestselling writer. (Kirkus UK)show more

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