Introducing Stephen Hawking (Paperback)

A Graphic Guide (Introducing (Icon Books))

By J. P. McEvoy, Oscar Zarate (Contribution by)

Icon Books, 9781848310940, 174pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/7/1997)
Paperback (7/11/1991)

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Description

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.