Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our time -
a Cambridge genius who has earned international celebrity and
become an inspiration to those who have witnessed his triumph over
disability. This is Hawking's life story by Kitty Ferguson, written
with help from Hawking himself and his close associates. Updated
and substantially expanded from her earlier book of 1992, this
carefully researched, up to the minute biography gives a rich
picture of Hawking's life - his childhood, the heartrending
beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his
ever-increasing international fame, and his long personal battle
for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the
universe. Throughout Kitty Ferguson also summarizes and explains
the cutting-edge science in which Hawking has been engaged.
"Stephen Hawking" is written with the clarity and simplicity for
which all Kitty Ferguson's books have been praised. The result is a
captivating account of an extraordinary life and mind.