My Brief History

My Brief History

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

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 ho≤ 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780345535283
0345535286
Branch Call Number: 530.092 Hawki
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill.

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AzDesertDan
May 10, 2017

A delightful look at a disabled person making the best of himself. He speaks of his accomplishments with some self deprecating humor.
The audio version is the way to "read" this book.

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jescar82
Feb 03, 2014

This is a short, easy to understand book about one of the greatest minds in our universe. In this book Mr. Hawking tells us of his life story from his early childhood to present day. He does speak at some length about black holes, the big bang, time travel, etc.

I would recommend the book for ages 12 and up.

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eileencartwright
Nov 04, 2013

too technical

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Yonas_Beyene thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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