My Brief History

Author(s): Stephen Hawking

Biography

"Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inwards for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. i>i>My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking s improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books- the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein ; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia. Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his mas


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General Fields

  • : 9780857502636
  • : penguin random house
  • : Bantam Press
  • : March 2018
  • : ---length:- '20'width:- '15'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 418
  • : English
  • : 530.092 B
  • : 144
  • : Stephen Hawking