Travelling to Infinity: Jane Hawking
Travelling to Infinity:The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything Jane Hawking
How did the universe begin? What is a black hole? And what happens if you throw a party for time travellers...?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.Extraordinary Lives is a bold new series about the lives of incredible historical and modern figures, full of narrative biography, timelines, fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations.
In this compelling memoir, Jane Hawking relates the inside story of her extraordinary marriage. As Stephen´s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor neurone disease, and Jane´s candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family is inspirational. This is a book about optimism, love and change that will resonate with listeners everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Duncan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002192/bk_howe_002192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy´s story to the end of the Second World War. She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother´s struggle to bring up four children in the only way a travelling woman knew: hawking wares, fruit picking, tatty howking - in fact any kind of work that would provide the next meal. This edition also contains another substantial piece of autobiography, which remained incomplete at the time of her death and which appears in print here for the first time.