A Life in Science
By John Gribbin and Michael White
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.
Michael White is also the biographer of J.R.R. TOLKIEN, and the author of LEONARDO - THE FIRST SCIENTIST.
John Gribbin is the author of many acclaimed popular science books, notably SCHRODINGER'S CAT.
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21 Jan 2016
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