My Brief History - Stephen Hawking

My Brief History by Stephen Hawking recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war 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 black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia. Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards 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.

Book Title: 

My Brief History

Subtitle: 

A Memoir

Author: 

Hawking, Stephen

Publisher: 

Bantam Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2013

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780593072523

Pages: 

127

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

20.6 × 15.7 × 1.9 cm

Book Weight: 

0.354 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R320.00

Price: 

ZAR96.00 

In Stock: 

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