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Title: MY BRIEF HISTORY
By: Stephen Hawking
Format: Electronic book text

List price: £12.99


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ISBN 10: 1448169917
ISBN 13: 9781448169917
Publisher: TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS LTD
Pub. date: 12 September, 2013
Pages: 144
Description: Recounts author's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. This book opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one.
Synopsis: 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.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 masterpiece A Brief History of Time - one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos.
Illustrations: 50 integrated personal pictures
Publication: UK
Imprint: Transworld Digital
Returns: Non-returnable
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