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Stephen Hawking

Breaking the Boundaries of Time and Space

Series: Great Minds of Science

By John Bankston

Stephen Hawking is the most important theoretical physicist since Einstein. Best known for his work on black holes, Hawking continues to work on combining quantum mechanics and gravity in a single theory that would explain the origin and structure of the universe. He continues his work despite living with ALS—a condition that makes even the most basic of tasks difficult. In this latest title in the GREAT MINDS OF SCIENCE series, the life and work of this scientific genius is examined and explained.

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"The book is very interesting and can appeal to a wide variety of readers."

Albuquerque Public Schools

". . . excellent series about great scientists . . . the books remain an excellent introduction to the scientists’ lives and work."

Library Materials Guide, Fall 2005

"This book managed to explain physics in a language that the average person could understand, thus making scientific theory more accessible. . . .Would be a good addition to a middle school collection."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2005

"The type size is large and the tone of the texts is conversational. The vocabulary tends to be simple and any scientific terms presented are in the glossary."

School Library Journal, June 2005

"Author John Bankston . . . explains Hawking's contributions to cosmology in language that a middle school student will understand. . . ."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site

"The writing is clear and informative . . . An excellent addition to extend and to update all biography collections."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2006

"This inspiring book is worth a reading for middle school and high school students, as well as their teachers and parents . . . The activities part of the book is outstanding for hands-on experiments. The chronology referencing the work of Aristotle, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and Hawking himself is outstanding."

Science Books & Films, May/June 2005

"These books chronicle the development of their subjects' theoretical and experimental work."

The Horn Book Guide, January-June 2005

". . . blend history with facts to provide full-faceted biographical sketches of major figures."

Children's Bookwatch, April 2005

"Author John Bankston . . . explains Hawking's contributions to cosmology in language that a middle school student will understand. . . ."

Science Scope, September 2005

"Broken down into easy to understand segments . . . The book is broad enough to give readers a sense of what scientists do and personal enough to give readers a comfortable familiarity with Hawking himself. This is an excellent approach to a modern biography . . ."

Garland Independent School District, February 2005

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