Stephen Hawking's Universe Author:John Boslough Hailed as "an equal of Einstein" by Time magazine and as "the wizard of space and time" by Omni, Stephen Hawking is the most extraordinary scientific mind of our time. And his life stands as an astonishing tribute to the power of the human mind facing terrible odds. A victim of Lou Gehrig's disease, he has been confined to a wheelchair for sever... more »al years; in 1963, doctors gave him only a few years to live. But instead Hawking went on to an exciting and revolutionary career as a theorist in physics and cosmology. His ultimate goal is nothing less than a complete understanding of how the universe works, a goal that has drawn him into the study of the wondrous objects that fill the galaxies.
Stephen Hawking's Universe is the first popular introduction to the man and his work. It leads us into the mysterious world of black holes and singularities--the points in our universe at which space and time break down completely--and travels back in time to the "big bang" with which our universe may well have begun. In interviews with the author, Hawking himself discusses with characteristic humor and acuity his life, his work, and what he hopes to achieve.« less