Stephen Hawking An Unfettered Mind

Stephen Hawking  An Unfettered Mind

This updated edition of Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind looks at one of the most remarkable figures of our age: the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration to millions around ...

Author: Kitty Ferguson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781137000224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Kitty Ferguson, the award-winning and international bestselling author of Stephen Hawking’s biography, presents an even deeper portrait of the legendary physicist’s life and scientific theories. This updated edition of Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind looks at one of the most remarkable figures of our age: the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration to millions around the world. Ferguson offers fresh insights into the way Hawking thinks and works, his ever-more-imaginative adventures in science at the “flaming ramparts of the world,” the discovery of gravity waves, the blockbuster proposal for “Starshot” to explore the cosmos, and his powerful use of his celebrity on behalf of human rights and survival on earth and beyond. With rare access to Hawking, including childhood photos and in-depth research, Ferguson creates a rich and comprehensive picture of his 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. She also 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. This is an insightful, absorbing, and definitive account of a brilliant mind and the extraordinary life of a man who always looks towards tomorrow.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Kitty Ferguson, biographer of physicist Stephen Hawking, will give an informal, nontechnical talk about the experience of writing her two books about the celebrated cosmologist and also of helping Hawking edit his own "The Universe in a ...

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Kitty Ferguson, biographer of physicist Stephen Hawking, will give an informal, nontechnical talk about the experience of writing her two books about the celebrated cosmologist and also of helping Hawking edit his own "The Universe in a Nutshell". Hawking thinks and works somewhat differently from others because he must work almost entirely in his head, and he has a practice of pulling the rug out from under his own discoveries and assertions. As he has approached his recent 70th birthday, he has devoted an increasing amount of his time in efforts to share his science and particularly the adventure of it with people without a science background and young people who may be scientists of the future. Ferguson will discuss Hawking's place in the science community (he is not and has never claimed to be on par with Einstein), the unique contributions he is able to make, and what his legacy might be.
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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Now, she brings his life as well as his scientific discoveries up-to-date. This is a remarkable look at how one of the greatest scientific mind alive overcame the odds to become the truly inspirational figure he is today"--

Author: Kitty Ferguson

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ISBN: LCCN:2011038690

Category: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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"Stephen Hawking has been an iconic figure in physics for the last half a century, making many groundbreaking discoveries on the nature of the universe. Yet while his mind roams to the farthest corners of reality, his body has become increasingly trapped by the advance of Lou Gehrig's disease, which has bound him to a wheelchair, without speech or movement except for a few facial muscles. Told in his youth that he would not live past his 20s, Hawking will turn 70 in 2012, and today he continues to inspire millions, drawing rock-concert-sized crowds wherever he lectures. Science writer Kitty Ferguson has been working with Stephen Hawking for decades, and produced an internationally bestselling biography of his life in 1992. Now, she brings his life as well as his scientific discoveries up-to-date. This is a remarkable look at how one of the greatest scientific mind alive overcame the odds to become the truly inspirational figure he is today"--
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Mercury

Mercury

Boslough , J .: “ The Unfettered Mind : Stephen Hawking ” in Science 81 , Nov
1981 , p . 66 . Overbye , D .: “ Bruce Murray : Admiral of the Solar System ” in
Discover , Nov 1981 , p . 42 . Overbye , D .: “ John A. Wheeler : Messenger at the
Gate ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822020237723

Category: Astronomy

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Lost Science

Lost Science

Popular science writer Kitty Ferguson investigates little-explored byroads in the history of science, from Kepler's nearly disastrous venture into science fiction to a twentieth-century experiment involving cats and rocket fuel.

Author: Kitty Ferguson

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 1454918071

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Popular science writer Kitty Ferguson investigates little-explored byroads in the history of science, from Kepler s nearly disastrous venture into science fiction to a twentieth-century experiment involving cats and rocket fuel. She introduces long-forgotten discoverers and takes us on astounding adventures with the likes of Jesuit astronomer Ferdinand Verbiest, who invented the first automobile and won a bizarre astronomy competition in seventeenth-century China against his former torturer."
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Masters Of Time

Masters Of Time

John Boslough , “ The Unfettered Mind : Stephen Hawking encounters the dark
edges of the universe , ” Science 81 , November 1981 , 66 – 73 . 2 . Dennis
Overbye , 1991 , p . 380 . 3 . Ivars Peterson , “ State of the Universe : If not with a
Big ...

Author: John Boslough

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0201622378

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Masters of Time chronicles the sudden unraveling of modern cosmology from its heyday in the early 1980s, when the ultimate secret of the origin of the universe seemed all but in hand, to the confused scientific picture of the 1990s. By following each major theory from its origins to the point at which it is overtaken by contradictory or nonexistent evidence, Boslough offers the clearest explanation ever offered of what we know and still do not know about the origin and structure of the universe.
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Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Boslough, J. 1981. The unfettered mind. 2(9):66–74. (Stephen Hawking's view of
the universe) Chedd, G. 1981. Genetic gibberish in the code of life. 2(9):50–55.
Ferris, T. 1981. The spectral messenger. 2(8):66–73. (Alternate view of MARINE ...

Author: Harold V. Thurman

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ISBN: UCSD:31822006842652

Category: Marine biology

Page: 446

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Categories: Marine biology

Happiness

Happiness

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking can neither move nor speak — he has
ALS — but his unfettered mind never stops searching new scientific horizons.
Actor Christopher Reeve, paralyzed in a horseback riding accident, became a ...

Author: Joan Duncan Oliver

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ISBN: 1844831787

Category: Happiness

Page: 175

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Challenging you to consider and to change your life, Joan Duncan Oliver leads you on a journey through a conversational journey to help you find self-understanding and happiness. The book offers guidance and insights that will touch and transform your life: -Stop Worrying! -Be More Confidant! -Conquer Your Fears! -Nurture Your Creative Side! -Get Strong Through Love!
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Essentials of the Dynamic Universe

Essentials of the Dynamic Universe

Bartusiak , Marcia . 1985 . Sensing the ripples in spacetime . Science 85 6 ( 3 ) :
58 . _ . 1986 . Thursday ' s universe . New York : Times Books . Boslough , John .
1981 . The unfettered mind : Stephen Hawking . Science 81 2 ( 9 ) : 66 .

Author: Theodore Peck Snow

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ISBN: UCSD:31822006634448

Category: Astronomy

Page: 583

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Categories: Astronomy

Theories of Evolution

Theories of Evolution

Boller , J. , Paul F .: American thought in transition : the impact of evolutionary
naturalism , 1865-1900 . Chicago , Rand McNally , 1971 . Boslough , John : “ The
unfettered mind : Stephen Hawking encounters the dark edges of the universe "
in ...

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039752428

Category: Science

Page: 417

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Philosophy and Social Action

Philosophy and Social Action

SCIENCEWATCH : Hawking's Brane New World Lab Report Stephen Hawking
may not be as brilliant as Albert Einstein . ... Although his mind roams unfettered
through the galaxy of quantum physics the man imprisoned in a body made ...

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Time

Time

INTELLECTUALLY UNFETTERED: Hawking is physically stilled, yet his mind
skips the co Step into a life from cigarettes. Pnnted in USA ... Stephen Hawking is
one of the physicists who made important contributions to this theory. In 1988 he
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Author: Briton Hadden

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Thinkers of the Twentieth Century

Thinkers of the Twentieth Century

Stephen Hawking's insights into the nature of gravity , the characteristics of black
holes and the beginnings of time and ... The Unfettered Mind ” by John Boslough
in Science ( Washington , D.C. ) , 2 , 1981 ; " The Universe and Dr. Hawking ” by ...

Author: St James Press

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118475537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Major thinkers in various intellectual disciplines are featured in Thinkers of the Twentieth Century. Your patrons will find this guide a perfect start to their studies on 450 intellectuals from philosophy, theology, literary criticism, aesthetics, history, social sciences, politics and the sciences. Entries are divided into two parts. "Part One" includes: a biography, complete bibliography and reading list of the major books and articles written about the entrant. "Part Two" consists of an extended 1,000 to 3,000 word essay on the entrant. These essays explain in clear, comprehensible language the work of the entrant and his/her influence on the intellectual of the 20th century.
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The Dynamic Universe

The Dynamic Universe

Bartusiak , Marcia . 1985 . Sensing the ripples in space - time . Science 85 6 ( 3 ) :
58 . Bartusiak , Marcia . 1986 . Thursday ' s Universe , New York : Times Books .
Boslough , John . 1981 . The unfettered mind : Stephen Hawk . ing . Science 81 ...

Author: Theodore Peck Snow

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ISBN: UCSD:31822028283794

Category: Astronomy

Page: 658

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Unfettered Globalization

Unfettered Globalization

Professor Stephen Hawking must have faced the very same question before
writing A Brief History of Time . ... The most familiar names that come to mind are
David Attenborough in zoology , Stephen Jay Gould in paleontology , Steven
Rose ...

Author: C. René Dominique

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 0275963780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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Dominique examines the new economic orthodoxy known as "Unfettered Globalization," and seeks to demonstrate, using scientific, economic, social, and environmental view points, that it is not sustainable. He recomends that this new orthodoxy be abandoned and urges that future economic policy receives prior social approval. He also argues that public support measures to combat relative poverty should be financed with a "Tobin tax."
Categories: Business & Economics

The Lion and the Unicorn

The Lion and the Unicorn

His name is Stephen Hawking , and he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , the
same disease that killed Lou Gehrig . ... He is a hero because he has overcome
fearful odds , because his mind is unfettered as it roves the universe , seeking for
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ISBN: UOM:39015020246115

Category: Children's literature

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A critical journal of children's literature.
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Emergence Complexity Hierarchy Organization

Emergence  Complexity  Hierarchy  Organization

... Einstein with his constant recourse to 'Der Alte' as his scientific guide, and
Stephen Hawking who describes cosmology as a search for the "Mind of God. ...
It put at the center of creative life the unfettered artist, Nietzsche's Uebennensch.

Author: George L. Farre

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ISBN: CHI:46419792

Category: Mathematics

Page: 332

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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

Here , feeling is allowed pure expression , unfettered by the mannered voice that
weakens the collection as a whole . ... The nature of space and time ; ( by ]
Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose . ... ( Hawking's A Brief History of Time ,
and Black Holes , Baby Universes , and Other Essays ; Penrose's Shadows of the
Mind ) .

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ISBN: UOM:39015078261883

Category: Bibliography

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Choice

Choice

... regulations allegedly designed to provide control of unfettered exploitation of
coal . ... 40 - 6383 MARC On the shoulders of giants : the great works of physics
and astronomy , ed . by Stephen Hawking . ... Wandering in the gardens of the
mind : Peter Mitchell and the making of Glynn , by John Prebble and Bruce
Weber .

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