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Hawking (Hardback)

By Ottaviani, Jim
Illustrated by Myrick, Leland

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Following their New York Times-bestselling graphic novel Feynman, Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick deliver a gripping biography of Stephen Hawking, one of the most important scientists of our time. From his early days at the St Albans School and Oxford, Stephen Hawking's brillianc...e and good humor were obvious to everyone he met. A lively and popular young man, it's no surprise that he would later rise to celebrity status. At twenty-one he was diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Though the disease weakened his muscles and limited his ability to move and speak, it did nothing to limit his mind. He went on to do groundbreaking work in cosmology and theoretical physics for decades after being told he had only a few years to live. He brought his intimate understanding of the universe to the public in his 1988 bestseller, A Brief History of Time. Soon after, he added pop-culture icon to his accomplishments by playing himself on shows like Star Trek, The Simpsons, and The Big Bang Theory, and becoming an outspoken advocate for disability rights. In Hawking, writer Jim Ottaviani and artist Leland Myrick have crafted an intricate portrait of the great thinker, the public figure, and the man behind both identities.
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ISBN 9781626720251
Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781626720251
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Imprint First Second
Released 2 Jul 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Ottaviani, Jim
Illustrated by Myrick, Leland
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Cosmology & The Universe
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 221mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 530.092
Weight 726g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Physicists - Biography - Comic books, strips, etc - Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly