Stephen Hawking by Kitty Ferguson
An Unfettered Mind (Macsci)

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The chronicle of his progressive physical deterioration and his parallel ascent to iconhood is painstakingly presented.
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Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our age--bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration as he exhibits grace, dignity, and courage while coping with devastating disability. With race access to Hawking, including childhood photos and in-depth research, award-winning author Kitty Ferguson has created a rich and comprehensive picture of Hawking's life: his childhood; the heartbreaking ALS diagnosis when he was a first-year graduate student; his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe; and his rise to international fame. Ferguson uses her gift for translating the language of theoretical physics into the language of the rest of us to make Hawking's scientific work accessible. Stephen Hawking is an insightful, absorbing, and definitive account of an extraordinary life and a brilliant mind.


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Kitty Ferguson has been writing and lecturing about science and scientists for over two decades, making the language and concepts of physics and cosmology understandable for audiences without a scientific background.  Her 1991 biography of Stephen Hawking, written with his encouragement and help, was an international bestseller.  She was a consultant for Hawking’s book The Universe in a Nutshell.  Kitty is the author of seven books including The Fire in the Equations and The Music of Pythagoras.  She has also been interviewed by Forbes, PBS, News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and the BBC.  She lectures widely in North America, and her appearances have included the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and many universities.  Kitty and her husband divide their time between Cambridge, England and South Carolina.
Published January 17, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Sara Lippincott on Jan 08 2012

The chronicle of his progressive physical deterioration and his parallel ascent to iconhood is painstakingly presented.

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