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The Universe in a Nutshell

The Universe in a Nutshell( )
Author: Hawking, Stephen
Read by: Prebble, Simon
ISBN:978-0-553-52839-8
Publication Date:Nov 2001
Publisher:Random House Audio Publishing Group
Book Format:Audio cassette
List Price:USD $25.95
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Science / Cosmology
Science / Physics / Quantum Theory
Science / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.48 x 7.1 x 1.19 Inches
Book Weight:0.278 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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