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Stephen Hawking (1942–2018)

Autor(a) de A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes

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About the Author

Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942. He received a first class honors degree in natural science from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He was a theoretical physicist and has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge mostrar mais University from 1982 until his death. In 1974, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific organization. In 1963, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neuromuscular wasting disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease confined him to a wheelchair and reduced his bodily control to the flexing of a finger and voluntary eye movements, but left his mental faculties untouched. He became a leader in exploring gravity and the properties of black holes. He wrote numerous books including A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, Black Holes and Baby Universes, On the Shoulders of Giants, A Briefer History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, and Brief Answers to the Big Questions. In 1982, he was named a commander of the British Empire. A film about his life, The Theory of Everything, was released in 2014 and was based on his first wife Jane Hawking's book Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. He died on March 14, 2018 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time (1998) 6,685 exemplares
The Universe in a Nutshell (2001) 4,653 exemplares
The Grand Design (2010) 3,186 exemplares
A Briefer History of Time (2005) 2,459 exemplares
Brief Answers to the Big Questions (2018) 1,567 exemplares
George's Secret Key to the Universe (2007) — Autor — 1,242 exemplares
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy (2002) — Editor; Contribuidor — 1,169 exemplares
The Nature of Space and Time (1996) 692 exemplares
My Brief History (2013) 505 exemplares
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt (2009) 416 exemplares
The Future of Spacetime (2002) — Contribuidor — 265 exemplares
George and the Big Bang (2011) 217 exemplares
Black Holes: The Reith Lectures (2013) 162 exemplares
Three Hundred Years of Gravitation (1987) — Editor — 55 exemplares
Unlocking the Universe (2020) 50 exemplares
Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997) 29 exemplares
Masters of Science Fiction (2010) 13 exemplares
Büyük Sorulara Kisa Yanitlar (2019) 9 exemplares
Was sind Raum und Zeit? (2021) 5 exemplares
Theories of the Universe (1996) 5 exemplares
Mijn kleine geschiedenis (2014) 5 exemplares
Het heelal (1998) 5 exemplares
O Grande Projeto (2013) 3 exemplares
O fim da física (1994) 3 exemplares
Korte svar på store spørsmål (2018) 3 exemplares
Historia del tiempo (1988) 3 exemplares
O Grande Desígnio (2011) 2 exemplares
Mesterværket (2017) 2 exemplares
Über das Universum 2 exemplares
Das All! (2005) 2 exemplares
Saga Tímans 2 exemplares
Dal Big Bang ai buchi neri (1992) 2 exemplares
Predecir el futuro (1994) 1 exemplar
Saga timans 1 exemplar
時間簡史 1 exemplar
La Gran Ilusion (2013) 1 exemplar
Stephen Hawking 1 exemplar
Astronomia 1 exemplar
Genius (DVD) (2016) 1 exemplar
Vida en el universo (1998) 1 exemplar
Illustrated/Brief Pp (1996) 1 exemplar
The Quotable Hawking (2017) 1 exemplar
Czarne dziury (2016) 1 exemplar
Benim Kisa Tarihim (2015) 1 exemplar
Caça ao Tesouro no Espaço (2009) 1 exemplar
The Super-Universe 1 exemplar
Perché l'universo? (2018) 1 exemplar
2018 1 exemplar
2002 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Physics of Star Trek (1995) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,916 exemplares
Black Holes and Time Warps : Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (1994) — Prefácio — 1,268 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuidor — 790 exemplares
Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (1638) — Editor, algumas edições526 exemplares
The Large, the Small and the Human Mind (1997) — Contribuidor — 420 exemplares
Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained (1997) — Prefácio — 416 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 283 exemplares
Cosmology + 1 (1977) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Harmonies of the World (1619) — Editor, algumas edições112 exemplares
New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything (2016) — Introdução — 94 exemplares
The Simpsons: Season 10 (2007) — Guest star — 81 exemplares
Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work (1656) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
A Brief History of Time [1991 documentary film] (1991) — Artist — 45 exemplares
Cosmos: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe (2005) — Prefácio — 40 exemplares
Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts (2009) — Prefácio — 38 exemplares
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon (2013) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Alien Planet [2005 TV movie] (2005) — Self — 12 exemplares
La solidaritat no degenera (2013) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Playboy Magazine ~ April 1990 (Deborah Driggs) (1990) — Interview — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Maths in here is definitely in the deep end.
jvgravy | 1 outra crítica | Nov 23, 2023 |
A very nice book, easy to read, but explains very well some of the big ideas in physics. I particularly liked his discussion about AI concerns, survival of the human species and space exploration!
jvgravy | 32 outras críticas | Nov 20, 2023 |
Hawking’s vast knowledge of the universe has always been fascinating to me, and it deeply captivated me when I first read this book several years ago. As a beginner in astronomy, I had much to learn, but that didn’t discourage me. Instead, it only encouraged me to delve deeper into the subject.

Many years later, this book fell into my hands again. And well, who am I to deny Stephen Hawking my full attention?

With each passing year, my appreciation for this book has only grown. Stephen Hawking was a remarkable theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, known for his contributions to physics and his ability to explain complex concepts in a way anyone could understand. Until his death, he made significant contributions to physics despite his physical limitations, and his legacy continues to inspire millions...

Read my full review about this fascinating book on my blog: "www.wordsandfiction.com"
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wordsandfiction | 98 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2023 |
This book was far more interesting and more accessible than I thought it would be.
Autolycus21 | 98 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |



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