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Introducing Stephen Hawking

A Graphic Guide. Introducing...

By (author) J. P. McEvoy
Illustrated by Oscar Zarate
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd, Duxford, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Aug 2005
Dimensions: w 118mm h 168mm d 12mm
Weight: 168g
ISBN-10: 1848310943
ISBN-13: 9781848310940
Barcode No: 9781848310940
Synopsis
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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