Stephen Hawking: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) (Hardcover)

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Few scientists are as recognizable as Stephen Hawking. Despite having Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)--an affliction that many experts expected to have killed him decades ago--Hawking remains a vital and influential voice in the scientific community. One of the leading cosmologists studying the celestial phenomenon known as black holes, Hawking has also led the way in popularizing science with his best-selling work A Brief History of Time. This biography of Hawking, written by a physicist, provides an accessible introduction to the life and work of an inspirational figure.

About the Author


Kristine Larsen is Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780313323928
ISBN-10: 0313323925
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2005
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Greenwood Biographies