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Stephen Hawking (1942–2018)

Author of A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes

174+ Works 46,942 Members 631 Reviews 77 Favorited

About the 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 show more 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) show less
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Works by Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time (1998) 6,755 copies
The Universe in a Nutshell (2001) 4,708 copies
The Grand Design (2010) 3,262 copies
A Briefer History of Time (2005) 2,567 copies
George's Secret Key to the Universe (2007) — Author — 1,272 copies
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy (2002) — Editor; Contributor — 1,188 copies
The Nature of Space and Time (1996) 719 copies
My Brief History (2013) 515 copies
The Future of Spacetime (2002) — Contributor — 270 copies
George and the Big Bang (2011) 222 copies
Three Hundred Years of Gravitation (1987) — Editor — 56 copies
Unlocking the Universe (2020) 54 copies
Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997) 29 copies
Masters of Science Fiction (2010) 13 copies
Het heelal (1998) 5 copies
Theories of the Universe (1996) 5 copies
Was sind Raum und Zeit? (2021) 5 copies
O Grande Projeto (2013) 5 copies
Mijn kleine geschiedenis (2014) 5 copies
O fim da física (1994) 3 copies
Historia del tiempo (1988) 3 copies
Saga Tímans 2 copies
Czarne dziury (2016) 2 copies
Will We Survive on Earth? (2022) 2 copies
O Grande Desígnio (2011) 2 copies
Mesterværket (2017) 2 copies
Das All! (2005) 2 copies
The Quotable Hawking (2017) 2 copies
Predecir el futuro (1994) 1 copy
Illustrated/Brief Pp (1996) 1 copy
Saga timans 1 copy
時間簡史 1 copy
La Gran Ilusion (2013) 1 copy
Astronomia 1 copy
Vida en el universo (1998) 1 copy
Genius (DVD) (2016) 1 copy
Perché l'universo? (2018) 1 copy
Benim Kisa Tarihim (2015) 1 copy
Minu lühiajalugu (2014) 1 copy
You and the Universe (2024) 1 copy
2018 1 copy
2002 1 copy
時間簡史 (1990) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Physics of Star Trek (1995) — Foreword, some editions — 1,940 copies
Black Holes and Time Warps : Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (1994) — Foreword — 1,301 copies
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contributor — 801 copies
Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (1638) — Editor, some editions — 534 copies
Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained (1997) — Foreword — 425 copies
The Large, the Small and the Human Mind (1997) — Contributor — 424 copies
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (2011) — Contributor — 287 copies
Cosmology + 1 (1977) — Contributor — 117 copies
Harmonies of the World (1619) — Editor, some editions — 115 copies
New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything (2016) — Introduction — 100 copies
The Simpsons: Season 10 (2007) — Guest star — 85 copies
Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work (1656) — Contributor — 59 copies
A Brief History of Time [1991 documentary film] (1991) — Artist — 46 copies
Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts (2009) — Foreword — 41 copies
Cosmos: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe (2005) — Foreword — 40 copies
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon (2013) — Contributor — 35 copies
Alien Planet [2005 TV movie] (2005) — Self — 12 copies
La solidaritat no degenera (2013) — Author — 10 copies
Playboy Magazine ~ April 1990 (Deborah Driggs) (1990) — Interview — 2 copies

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Very quick tour through the mind of an iconic inspiring scientist. Not a perfect book and perfect because of this, as it shows how he goes about thinking of things.

The enigmatic puzzle pages in the middle i could not solve and just seem like gimmicks.
 
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yates9 | 34 other reviews | Feb 28, 2024 |
Immediate buy at a library sale, interesting topics and fun to look up what has been discovered since the publish date 1988 and compare. Some diagram captions I had to laugh at - "WORLD-SHEET OF TWO OPEN STRINGS JOINING"
 
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Alan Lightman Contributor
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