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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking


John Murray

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science


128 pages

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Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues.

Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science could be used to fix problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet - from climate change to the development of artificial intelligence - he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us.

Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history.

Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world.

By:   Stephen Hawking
Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 221mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   372g
ISBN:   9781473695986
ISBN 10:   1473695988
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

STEPHEN HAWKING was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years, the director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society and the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is America's highest civilian honour. He was the author of a number of books including A Brief History of Time which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide. At the age of 20 Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and was given two years to live. When he died on14th March 2018, at the age of 76, he was the longest living MND survivor. His battle with the disease was featured in the Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything.

A beautiful book from a brilliant mind - Daily Telegraph Almost everything in Brief Answers is effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty - Guardian The best, most mind-bending sort of physics: black holes, time travel, the origins of the universe - The Times It is that ultra-distinctive voice (modest, profound, sometimes very funny) that knits this book together - Sunday Times

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