Introducing: Stephen Hawking

Author(s): Mcevoy Jp/zarate Oscar

Science

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 paralyzed. 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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781840460964
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : November 1999
  • : .45 Inches X 6.38 Inches X 8.16 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Mcevoy Jp/zarate Oscar
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 176