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Title:
The theory of everything [the origin and fate of the universe]
Author:
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : New Millennium Audio, [2003]

â„—2003
Physical Description:
3 audio discs (approximately 3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact discs.

Subtitle from container.

Unabridged.

Previous ed. released as: The Cambridge lectures : life works. 1996. Read by Stephen W. Hawking.
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9781590074503
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

Summary

York presents a series of seven of Stephen Hawking's lectures in which he lays out, perhaps more clearly and concisely than ever, the history of the universe as we know it. Unabridged. 3 CDs.


Author Notes

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 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, and The Grand Design. 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)