My Brief History

My Brief History

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Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.


My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his postwar 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 particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology.

Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpieceA 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.

Baker & Taylor
The famous physicist details the events of his life and career, including attending Oxford and Cambridge, his ALS diagnosis, his study of black holes, and his penning of the bestselling "A Brief History of Time."

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780345535283
Branch Call Number: 530.092 Hawki
Characteristics: 127 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Eleusis
Oct 12, 2015

Excellent, give us an overview of his life and achievements. This short book let you have a peek inside his mind, and therefore see how deep and important his theories are.

dairyqueen Jan 21, 2015

I did not understand the technical side but thoroughly enjoyed the photos and learning about his life.

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