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Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind
 
 
Author
Kitty Ferguson.
Publisher Macmillan/QPB  
Format paperback, QPB
Product Dimensions 8.95 x 5.75 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9781620904589
Pages/Publication Date 310/2012
Daedalus Item Code 42254
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By any measure, Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our age. In this profile by science writer Kitty Ferguson, who has collaborated with him and known him personally over more than two decades, Hawking emerges not just as a brilliant theoretical physicist but also as an inspiring figure who has exhibited grace, dignity, and courage while coping with devastating disability.

"As both a global icon and an innovative theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking is well served by science writer Kitty Ferguson's fascinating biography. Ferguson explains in accessible terms the major themes that Hawking has explored in his career, and creates a portrait of the private man by drawing on her close personal contact with him and his family.... Ferguson's sympathetic and informed take on an individual who has enriched human knowledge against the odds is an excellent summing-up, as Hawking approaches his 70th birthday, of his unique and creative contribution to both science and humanity."Nature

"Ferguson replaces the iconic but static image of cosmologist Hawking with flesh and blood in this vivid portrait.... Through interviews with Hawking and his colleagues, friends, and family, Ferguson builds a complete picture of Hawking's life, from his tireless work to explain our universe to his notorious driving, playful appearances on Star Trek, The Simpsons, and other shows, campaigning to improve the lives of the disabled, and his family life, with special attention to his relationship with his first wife, Jane, whose sacrifices allowed him to focus on his work. In the end, Ferguson captures the very full life and work of one of the most vibrant minds of our time."Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 
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