Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time: A Reader's Companion

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Stephen W. Hawking
Bantam Books, 1992 - Nature - 194 pages
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For the millions of readers of the international bestseller A Brief History of Time (with 3 million copies in print), this companion volume sheds more light on Stephen Hawking and his major scientific theories. Based on an exciting new documentary film. 100 photographs, diagrams and computerized graphics.

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Review: Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time: A Reader's Companion

User Review  - Trippyalice - Goodreads

LOVE IT! I learned so much about Universe, Black Holes and Thermodynamics that I never knew before. Great illustrations, very interesting. I like the coffee cup one about the universe contracting into ... Read full review

Review: Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time: A Reader's Companion

User Review  - Lwf - Goodreads

I've always been interesting in how Mr. Hawkings has survived so long with ALS so when my husband brought this book home from the thrift store, I started reading it immediately. It began as a quick ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. As a student at Oxford University, Hawking studied Physics, and after three years was awarded a first class honors degree in Natural Science. After gaining a Ph.D. from Cambridge, Hawking became a Research Fellow, and later on a Professional Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Widely regarded as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Einstein, Hawking has held the post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge since 1979. Most famous for his research on black holes, he has written the books A Brief History of Time and Black Holes and Baby Universes, a collection of essays published in 1993. He also authored the books On the Shoulders of Giants, A Briefer History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, and The Grand Design. Hawking is also the author of numerous articles for scientific papers, has 12 honorary degrees and is a Fellow of The Royal Society and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Hawking was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in his early 20s and is now confined to a wheelchair. He uses a computer device to help him speak. Hawking holds a professorship at the University of Oxford.

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