Introducing Stephen Hawking : A Graphic Guide Paperback
by J. P. McEvoy
Illustrated by Oscar Zarate
Part of the Introducing... series
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 paralysed.
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2009
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9781848310940