Introducing Stephen Hawking : A Graphic Guide
- Author: J p Mcevoy , Oscar Zarate
- Publisher: Icon Books pvt Ltd
- ISBN-13: 9781848310940
- Pages: 174
- Binding: Paperback
- Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2005
About The Book
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.
About The Authors
McEvoy is a former research scientist and teacher, now a science writer and journalist.
Argentinean artist Oscar Zarate is the illustrator of Freud for Beginners and Lenin for Beginners.