Stephen Hawking was:
When Stephen Hawking was told at the age of twenty-one that he only had a few years to live, it made him more determined than ever to find out the answers to life's big questions.
Diagnosed with motor-neurone disease as a young man, Stephen defied the odds and lived to the age of 76 - and his scientific discoveries changed the world.
From building model aeroplanes as a child to travelling all over the globe and experiencing a zero-gravity flight, Stephen Hawking's life was extraordinary from beginning to end.
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Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 112 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 9 mm
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