Global Books-in-Print. We deliver worldwide.
 
My Brief History
My Brief History
Click to enlarge
Author(s): Hawking, Stephen W.
ISBN No.: 9780857502636
Pages: 144
Year: 209801
Format: Trade Paper
Price: £9.59
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Forthcoming)

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.


Find Books, eBooks, Bibles, Children's Books, Design Books, Fiction, Graphic Novels, School, Science and Medicine Books -- Books for all Academic Subjects in this Bookshop.