Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work

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Transworld, Nov 10, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 528 pages
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In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given a couple of years to live. In January 2017 he celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday. This biography of the brilliant theoretical physicist and inspirational international celebrity, written with the help of Hawking himself and his close associates, now includes:
· His leadership at the London Paralympic Games
· The release of the film about his life The Theory of Everything
· His BBC Reith Lectures in 2016
· His continuing work on black holes, gravitational waves, the new discovery of “supertranslations”
· The launch of the astounding “Starshot” programme
· The first presentation of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication at Starmus III in June 2016.

Written with the clarity and simplicity for which all Kitty Ferguson's books have been praised, it is a captivating account of an extraordinary life and mind.

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User Review  - bergs47 - LibraryThing

Not a easy book to read. I thought that this would be more biographical whereas it consists of mainly quantum physic theory and the nature of the universe. Read full review

STEPHEN HAWKING: An Unfettered Mind

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Ferguson (Pythagoras, 2010, etc.) brilliantly updates her 1991 children's biography of Stephen Hawking for an adult audience.Hawking's work on black holes and the origins of the universe guarantees ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kitty Ferguson first became acquainted with Stephen Hawking and his family when she lived in Cambridge in the late 1980s. Around that time she retired from her career as a professional singer and conductor and began writing and lecturing about science and scientists for readers and audiences with little or no scientific background. Her seven books have appeared to critical acclaim all over the world. She and her husband now divide their time between Cambridge and South Carolina.

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