Stephen Hawking was one of the world's most renowned scientists and cosmologists. His ground–breaking research into black holes and the Big Bang has helped to explain the beginnings of our universe and his bookA Brief History of Timehas sold over 10 million copies. Diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease when he was a young man, Stephen was inspired to achieve his goals as fast as possible. Through incredible determination and skill, he became a legendary scientist, a best–selling author, and the man that changed the way we think about the universe.
Stephen Hawking is part of the small format, collectibleLittle Guides to Great Lives series for children aged 7 and above. The back of the book features colorful illustrations, a timeline of Hawking's life and a glossary filled with scientific terms for further learning and education.