Stephen Hawking: A Biography (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 165 pages
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Few scientists are as recognizable as Stephen Hawking. Despite having Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ("Lou Gehrig's Disease")--an affliction that many experts expected to have killed him decades ago--Hawking remains a vital and influential voice in the scientific community. One of the leading cosmologists studying the celestial phenomenon known as black holes, Hawking has also led the way in popularizing science with his best-selling work A Brief History of Time. This biography of Hawking, written by a physicist, provides an accessible introduction to the life and work of an inspirational figure.
  

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Contents

DESTINYS CHILD AN AUSPICIOUS BIRTH AND ECLECTIC UPBRINGING
1
SCIENTIST IN TRAINING THE OXFORD YEARS
9
TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH DEADLY DISEASE AND DISSERTATION
15
CHILDREN AND CALCULATIONS FAMILY MAN AND THEORETICIAN
29
STEPHENS CHANGED EVERYTHING BLACK HOLES ARENT BLACK
37
CALTECH AND CAMBRIDGE EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS
47
PHYSICS OR METAPHYSICS? THE NOBOUNDARY PROPOSAL
59
CHALLENGES AND CONTROVERSY AN UNEXPECTED SILENCE AND TIMES ARROWS
71
BOOKS AND BETS THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL AND THE END OF A PARADOX
117
STEPHEN HAWKING MAN VS MYTH
129
GENERAL RELATIVITY AND COSMOLOGY
133
THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS AND BLACK HOLES
141
INFLATIONARY COSMOLOGY
143
THE ADSCFT CORRESPONDENCE
151
GLOSSARY
153
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
159

THE BEST SELLING BOOK THAT NO ONE READ A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
81
TO BOLDLY GO TIME TRAVEL AND TELEVISION
91
PLAYS PBRANES AND POLLS PRIVATE LIVES AND PUBLIC PRONOUNCEMENTS
101

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About the author (2005)

Anthony Burdge is an Independent Scholar & Aspiring Fiction Writer Jessica Burke is teacher by trade and a self-professed Geek by nature. Kristine Larsen is currently Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University.

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