George and the Big Bang (George's Secret Key #3)
|Author:||Lucy & Stephen Hawking|
|Series:||George's Secret Key to the Universe|
Meet George. He's an ordinary boy with an incredible secret - the power to go on intergalactic adventures! Join him as he battles a sinister rebel-scientist, who's hell bent on sabotaging the most exciting - and dangerous - experiment of the century. A deadly bomb is ticking. The whole world is watching. Can George stop the second big bang? Featuring the latest scientific theories - plus all - new content about the Higgs boson!
The third out-of-this-world adventure from Lucy Hawking and Professor Stephen Hawking - the most famous science genius in the Universe! Now in paperback.
"Even without science the story stands up well, with plenty of humour, both verbal and slapstick, and copious illustrations. It does rely on an element of fantasy, such as the world's second most powerful nano supercomputer disguised as a hamster!" The School Librarian "Full of hairy moments, and scientific puzzles, this is a roller-coaster ride for George and Annie ... If you like science like me, and enjoy adventure books, then this is the book for you!" Guardian Children's User Review "This gripping adventure sets your mind racing from the very first page. Add to that the equally as fascinating scientific facts provided by Stephen Hawking and what you have is a really great book to read" Scribler Magazine "World famous scientist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy have created a third amazing adventure cleverly blended with real science. A trip to the world famous Large Hadron Collider gives George and his friend Annie the chance to find out about the Big Bang, the very first moments of the earth's creation at first hand" Lovereading4Kids
STEPHEN HAWKING is Director of Research at the Institute of Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge; he held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. He is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. In 2009 he was awarded the Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, by President Obama and has also recently been awarded the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science. His adult book A Brief History of Time has been a phenomenal bestseller worldwide and is now available in more than 30 languages. LUCY HAWKING is the author of two adult novels, and has written for the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, The Times and the Evening Standard and has been a guest presenter and regular contributor on radio.