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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. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A Brief History of Time 6,244 copies, 91 reviews
The Universe in a Nutshell 4,392 copies, 40 reviews
The Grand Design 2,955 copies, 107 reviews
A Briefer History of Time 2,241 copies, 42 reviews
Brief Answers to the Big Questions 1,243 copies, 31 reviews
George's Secret Key to the Universe (Author) 1,134 copies, 44 reviews
On The Shoulders Of Giants 1,097 copies, 7 reviews
The Nature of Space and Time 651 copies, 8 reviews
My Brief History 444 copies, 24 reviews
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt 365 copies, 8 reviews
The Future of Spacetime (Contributor) 246 copies, 1 review
George and the Big Bang 195 copies, 5 reviews
Black Holes: The Reith Lectures 134 copies, 4 reviews
Unlocking the Universe 33 copies, 1 review
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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (Editor, some editions) 496 copies, 8 reviews
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (Contributor) 264 copies, 5 reviews
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New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything (Introduction) 74 copies, 1 review
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