Number of Pages : 127
Language : English
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My Brief History narrates Stephen Hawking's journey through life. It includes memories from his childhood in post-war London right until his years of worldwide praise and being a celebrity. This book is generously furnished with rarely seen photographs. This witty and concise account shows the readers a Hawking rarely known in his previous books. He was the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him 'Einstein', the fun-loving man who placed a bet with a colleague over the possibility of a black hole and the young father and husband struggling to gain a grip in the academic world.Hawking discusses his unconventional childhood, his diagnosis with motor neurone disease when he was a 21 year old Ph.D. student, his ground-breaking work on quantum cosmology and his two marriages and the controversial circumstances surrounding their failing.My Brief History is the first that he wrote completely on his own, by means of a device that translates the movement of the cheek muscle under his eye, making it his most personal book to date.
About the Author
Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 (300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London, but during the second world war, Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight, his family moved to St. Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London. At the age of eleven, Stephen went to St. Albans School and then on to University College, Oxford; his father's old college. Stephen wanted to study Mathematics, although his father would have preferred medicine. Mathematics was not available at University College, so he pursued Physics instead. After three years and not very much work, he was awarded a first class honours degree in Natural Science.