0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)

Description - Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics by Leonard Mlodinow

An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science.

The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finish Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe.

By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.

Buy Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics by Leonard Mlodinow from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241411131
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 144mm x 25mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics by Leonard Mlodinow

Book Reviews - Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics by Leonard Mlodinow

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics book by Leonard Mlodinow and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Books By Leonard Mlodinow

Briefer History of Time by Leonard Mlodinow
Paperback / softback, July 2008
$23.79 $27.99
Elastic: The Power of Flexible Thinking by Leonard Mlodinow
Paperback / softback, January 2019
$19.54 $22.99
Grand Design by Leonard Mlodinow
Paperback / softback, August 2011
$16.99 $19.99
Upright Thinkers by Leonard Mlodinow
Paperback / softback, June 2016
$21.24 $24.99