Table of contents for Stephen Hawking : a biography / by Kristine Larsen.

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Introduction ix
Timeline xiii
Chapter 1 Destiny's Child: An Auspicious Birth and Eclectic Upbringing 1
Chapter 2 Scientist in Training: The Oxford Years 9
Chapter 3 Tragedy and Triumph: Deadly Disease and Dissertation 15
Chapter 4 Children and Calculations: Family Man and Theoretician 29
Chapter 5 "Stephen's Changed Everything": Black Holes Aren't Black 37
Chapter 6 Caltech and Cambridge: Exploring New Horizons 47
Chapter 7 Physics or Metaphysics?: The "No-Boundary" Proposal 59
Chapter 8 Challenges and Controversy: An Unexpected Silence and Time's Arrows 71
Chapter 9 The Best-Selling Book That "No One Read": A Brief History of Time 81
Chapter 10 To Boldly Go: Time Travel and Television 91 
Chapter 11 Plays, P-branes, and Polls: Private Lives and Public Pronouncements 101 
Chapter 12 Books and Bets: The Universe in a Nutshell and the End of a Paradox 117 
Epilogue Stephen Hawking: Man Versus Myth 129
 Afterword 135 Appendixes: 
A: General Relativity and Cosmology 133
B: The Laws of Thermodynamics and Black Holes 141
C: Inflationary Cosmology 143
D: The AdS/CFT Correspondence 151
 Glossary 153
 Select Bibliography 159
Index 161
Photo essay follows page 57

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.).
Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Big bang theory.
Black holes (Astronomy).
Space and time.