George's Secret Key to the Universe

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Doubleday, 2007 - Adventure and adventurers - 295 pages
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Take a rollercoaster ride through the vastness of space and, in the midst of an exciting adventure, discover the mysteries of physics, science and the universe with George, his new friends next door - the scientist Eric and his daughter, Annie - and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos, which can take them to the edge of a black hole and back again. Or can it? And who else would like to get their hands on Cosmos? This is a funny and hugely informative romp through space, time and the universe.

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

George's Secret Key to the Universe is a kids book that explains astrophysics to kids and gets them excited about science. George lives with his eco-friendly parents who hate science because ... Read full review

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User Review  - agaski3 - LibraryThing

I loved this book because it always had me laughing. I liked the authors' writing style because it is necessary to keep young (and old!) readers engaged while presenting these interesting science ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

After reading French and Russian at Oxford University, Lucy Hawking became a journalist. She has worked for New York Magazine and has written for the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, and the London Evening Standard. She has also worked as a radio journalist. She has written two novels: Jaded (2004) and Run for Your Life (2005), which was also published as The Accidental Marathon. She is an administrative staff member of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge. She is the daughter of theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking. She lives in London.

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. In 2015 Hawking's book A Brief History of Time, which he completed in 1984, became listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

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