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George's Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen Hawking & Lucy Hawking, illustrated by Gary Parsons X
George's Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen Hawking & Lucy Hawking, illustrated by Gary Parsons
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Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter, Lucy, explain the universe to readers of all ages. 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. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos's help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos? George, Annie, and Eric aren't about to find out, and what ensues is a funny adventure that clearly explains the mysteries of science. Gary Parsons' energetic illustrations add humor and interest, and his scientific drawings add clarity; there are also eight 4-page full-color inserts of scientific photos.

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"The authors handily explore a range of themes, among them, the moral responsibilities of science, global warming and space colonization. Ages 8+" - Publishers Weekly.

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I'm a student and this book is very engaging and so much to find out what's gonna happen next. I will recommend this book to whoever likes science and suspense and especially ....... fun!!!!!!!

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Stephen Hawking & Lucy Hawking, illustrated by Gary Parsons Author Biography

Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. Now the Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge, his other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe in a Nutshell.

In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 he held the post of Lucasian Professor at ...

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