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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Hawking, Stephen
ISBN:978-1-984819-19-2
Publication Date:Oct 2018
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Bantam
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. "Hawking's parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read."--NPR Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Philosophy / General
Religion / Religion & Science
Science / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.69 x 8.17 x 0.89 Inches
Book Weight:0.825 Pounds
Author Biography
Hawking, Stephen (Author)
Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942. He received a first class honors degree in natural science from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He was a theoretical physicist and has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University from 1982 until his death. In 1974, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific organization.

In 1963, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neuromuscular wasting disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease confined him to a wheelchair and reduced his bodily control to the flexing of a finger and voluntary eye movements, but left his mental faculties untouched. He became a leader in exploring gravity and the properties of black holes.

He wrote numerous books including A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, Black Holes and Baby Universes, On the Shoulders of Giants, A Briefer History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, and Brief Answers to the Big Questions. In 1982, he was named a commander of the British Empire. A film about his life, The Theory of Everything, was released in 2014 and was based on his first wife Jane Hawking's book Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. He died on March 14, 2018 at the age of 76.

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