Stephen Hawking
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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking's ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including The Universe in a Nutshell, A Briefer History of Time, On the Shoulders of Giants, The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants, and George's Secret Key to the Universe.


(Stephen William Hawking; Oxford, Reino Unido, 8 de Enero de 1942 - Cambridge, 14 de marzo de 2018) Físico teórico británico. A pesar de sus discapacidades físicas y de las progresivas limitaciones impuestas por la enfermedad degenerativa que padecía, Stephen William Hawking es probablemente el físico más conocido entre el gran público desde los tiempos de Einstein. Luchador y triunfador, a lo largo de toda su vida logró sortear la inmensidad de impedimentos que le planteó el mal de Lou Gehrig, una esclerosis lateral amiotrófica que le aquejaba desde que tenía 20 años. Hawking es, sin duda, un ejemplo particular de vitalidad y resistencia frente al infortunio del destino.

Fue miembro de la Real Sociedad de Londres, de la Academia Pontificia de las Ciencias y de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Estados Unidos. Fue titular de la Cátedra Lucasiana de Matemáticas (Lucasian Chair of Mathematics) de la Universidad de Cambridge desde 1979 hasta su jubilación en 2009. Entre las numerosas distinciones que le han sido concedidas, Hawking ha sido honrado con doce doctorados honoris causa y ha sido galardonado con la Orden del Imperio Británico (grado CBE) en 1982, el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de la Concordia en 1989, la Medalla Copley en 2006, la Medalla de la Libertad en 2009 y el Premio Fundación BBVA Fronteras del Conocimiento en 2015.

Alcanzó éxitos de ventas con sus trabajos divulgativos sobre Ciencia, en los que discute sobre sus propias teorías y la cosmología en general; estos incluyen A Brief History of Time, que estuvo en la lista de best-sellers del The Sunday Times británico durante 237 semanas.

La Editorial Alvi Books le dedicó, como tributo y reconocimiento, este espacio en Amazon en 2016.

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    • Brief Answers to the Big Questions

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, Lucy Hawking - afterword
    • Narrated by: Ben Whishaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Stephen Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet, he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us ....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful, wonderful listening experience

    • By La Traviata on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • A Brief History of Time

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,060
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,839
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,814

    This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

    • By James on 05-19-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Theory of Everything

    • The Origin and Fate of the Universe
    • By: Stephen W. Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
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    Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shares a lot of text with a Brief History of Time.

    • By Roc Myers on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $18.27

    • A Briefer History of Time

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 960
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 427

    From one of the most brilliant minds of our time comes an audiobook that clarifies his most important ideas....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with the original: A brief history of time

    • By David Parks on 07-08-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Grand Design

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

    When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hawking succeeds in mind-blowing physics, real

    • By Brandi on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $22.60

    • The Universe in a Nutshell

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 922
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Educational and yet fun.

    • By Adam on 02-07-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • George's Secret Key to the Universe

    • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Hugh Dancy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My girls LOVED this book

    • By David on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Thirteen extraordinary essays shed new light on the mystery of the universe - and on one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why are some people so smart?

    • By Anonymous User on 07-01-08

    Regular price: $21.27

    • My Brief History

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Stephen Hawking has dazzled listeners worldwide with a string of best sellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, quick reading

    • By Mario on 01-04-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Kurze Antworten auf große Fragen

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold, Anja Stadlober, Herbert Schäfer, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Stephen Hawkings Vermächtnis. Brillanter Physiker, revolutionärer Kosmologe, unerschütterlicher Optimist: Stephen Hawking beantwortet in...

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