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Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

John Gribbin, Michael White

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

New updated edition of the biography of a remarkable man - motor neurone disease victim and awesome intellect Stephen (A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME) Hawking

'A gripping account of a physicist whose speculations could prove as revolutionary as those of Albert Einstein . . . Its combination of erudition, warmth, robustness, and wit is entirely appropriate to their subject' New Statesman

'Intriguing . . . There are larger questions here than the life of even this singular man' Peter Ackroyd, The Times

Stephen Hawking was no ordinary scientist. He managed to do more than perhaps any other physicist to broaden our basic understanding of the universe. This skilful portrait of an indefatigable genius traces the course of Hawking's life and science, marrying biography and physics to tell the story of a remarkable man.

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Praise for Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

  • Intriguing ... There are larger questions here than the life of even this singular man - Peter Ackroyd, THE TIMES

  • Immensely moving... totally gripping to read - DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Fascinating... What makes this book so rewarding is the way that the authors have blended their account of Hawking's science with that of his life - SPECTATOR

  • This absorbing biography illuminates the extraordinary single-mindedness that has enabled him to triumph over adversity. - MAIL ON SUNDAY

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John Gribbin

John Gribbin gained a PhD in astrophysics at Cambridge University. He worked for both Nature and New Scientist magazines for many years and is the author of numerous books on science and related topics, which have been translated into more than 30 languages.

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