Five Stephen Hawking books you should read to know the theory of everything
Stephen Hawking, the greatness of the man, can’t be measured in a few words. Even though he is not with us physically, but his work in the field of physics immortalized him. Scroll down to know about some of his bestseller books.
Stephen Hawking was not only a legend in the field of physics and science but also a magnificent example of the power of the human spirit. He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21 and lived almost 50 years with this disability, but that never came between him and his passion. Let’s have a look at some of his books of popular science which has inspired many.
A brief history of time
This bestseller talks about the universe, its origin, its structure and how it would end? The book presents the concepts of time and space in such a simple way that even a space novice would understand. The book also explores the possibilities of time travel and wormholes.
The Grand Design
The book talks about the fundamental laws of the universe and the possibility of God being responsible for the creation of the universe. Interestingly he points out to the fact that Big Bang was created due to laws of physics not by some supreme power.
The Universe in a Nutshell
Generally considered as a sequel to the very famous “A brief history of time”, The Universe in a Nutshell talks about Einstein’s theory of relativity and Richard Feynman’s theory of multiple histories. He unites both theories to describe how the universe works.
On the Shoulders of Giants
This engrossing book talks about the original theories and scientific discoveries by scientists like Einstein, Galilei, Newton and how it helped to change the course of scientific discoveries, and brought mankind from darkness to light of knowledge.
A brief history
A little different from his other books, the brief history is an autobiographical account of Stephen Hawking’s extraordinary journey from childhood to the famous physicist. The book also has never seen before photographs. The anecdotes of his childhood, when he was called ‘Einstein’ by his classmates are told with honesty and remarkable wit.
His books and life would always generate the same enthusiasm with which he wrote them and inspire the future scientist (like Sheldon Cooper) to do much more in the field of Physics and Science. Stephen Hawking would always be giant among the man.