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George's Secret Key to the Universe

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ISBN-10: 1416985840

ISBN-13: 9781416985846

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking, Garry Parsons, Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking

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Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestsellingA 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…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 5/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm. He spent his childhood in Munich where his family owned a small machine shop. By the age of twelve, Einstein had taught himself Euclidean Geometry. His family moved to Milan, where he stayed for a year, and he used it as an excuse to drop out of school, which bored him. He finished secondary school in Aarau, Switzerland and entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Einstein graduated in 1900, by studying the notes of a classmate since he did not attend his classes out of boredom, again. His teachers did not like him and would not recomend him for a position in the University. For two years, Einstein worked as a substitute…    

After reading French and Russian at Oxford University, Lucy Hawking became a journalist. She has worked for New York Magazine and has written for the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, and the London Evening Standard. She has also worked as a radio journalist. She has written two novels: Jaded (2004) and Run for Your Life (2005), which was also published as The Accidental Marathon. She is an administrative staff member of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge. She is the daughter of theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking. She lives in London.