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Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Hardback)

By Mlodinow, Leonard

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An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finished Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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ISBN 9780241411131
Released AU 17 Nov 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241411131
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 17 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mlodinow, Leonard
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Popular Science
Cosmology & The Universe
Relativity Physics
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 530.0922
Weight 361g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress SCIENCE / Cosmology, SCIENCE / Physics / Relativity, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology, Popular Science, Relativity Physics
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly