Introducing Stephen Hawking: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Stephen Hawking: A Graphic Guide

by J.P.McEvoy (Author), OscarZarate (Illustrator)

Synopsis

Stephen Hawking is the world-famous physicist with a cameo in "The Simpsons on his CV", but outside his academic field his work is little understood. To the public he is a tragic figure - a brilliant scientist and author of the 9 million-copy-selling "A Brief History of Time", and yet confined to a wheelchair and almost completely paralysed. Hawking's major contribution to science has been to integrate the two great theories of 20th-century physics - Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate's brilliant graphic guide explores Hawking's life, the evolution of his work from his days as a student, and his breathtaking discoveries about where these fundamental laws break down or overlap, such as on the edge of a Black Hole or at the origin of the Universe itself.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: Revised edition
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Published: 01 Oct 2009

ISBN 10: 1848310943
ISBN 13: 9781848310940

Media Reviews
'An ideal introduction' Independent 'Astonishingly comprehensive - clearer than Hawking himself' Focus
Author Bio
J.P. McEvoy is a former research scientist and now a science journalist. Oscar Zarate is one of the UK's leading graphic artists. He has illustrated numerous Introducing titles. His graphic novel A Small Killing won the Will Eisner Prize.