Introducing Stephen Hawking
Introducing Stephen Hawking : A Graphic Guide
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 118 x 168 x 12mm | 168g
- Publication date: 07 Jan 2010
- Publisher: Icon Books
- Publication City/Country: Duxford, United Kingdom
- Language: English
- Edition: Revised
- Edition Statement: Revised edition
- Illustrations note: Illustrations, unspecified
- ISBN10: 1848310943
- ISBN13: 9781848310940
- Bestsellers rank: 212,101
'An ideal introduction [to Stephen Hawking]' - Independent
'Astonishingly comprehensive - clearer than Hawking himself' - Focus
Stephen Hawking was a world-famous physicist with a cameo in The Simpsons on his CV, but outside of his academic field his work was little understood. To the public he was a tragic figure - a brilliant scientist and author of the 9 million-copy-selling A Brief History of Time, and yet spent the majority of his life confined to a wheelchair and almost completely paralysed.
Hawking's major contribution to science was 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.