Stephen Hawking (Infosearch: Against the Odds Biographies)

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This series will tell the amazing stories of inspiring people who have made a difference and changed the world, despite the odds stacked against them. They will detail the characters' humble origins, the obstacles standing in their way that had to be overcome, and discuss the successes and achievements for which they are lauded today. This book tells the story of Stephen Hawking, the brilliant scientist who made great contributions to the study of the origin of the universe despite suffering from motor neurone disease for most of his life.

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Cath Senker has over twenty years' experience in children's educational publishing and has written around 100 books for children for a range of publishers. Her books include highly regarded titles on Anne Frank, the Black Death and the Vietnam War, books on religions and the conflict between North and South Korea, and forthcoming titles on Self-Harm and Relationships. She lives the green lifestyle and has undertaken voluntary work for a range of organizations.

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Gr 3-6-This well-researched and lucidly written series takes on various figures who have overcome obstacles. The books offer colorful presentation and incorporate references to contemporary popular culture where appropriate. Explanations of the scientific concepts in Marie Curie and Stephen Hawking, for example, are clear and easily grasped. Potentially volatile subjects, such as the racism of the apartheid system in South Africa in Nelson Mandela, are portrayed in detail and with candor, though at times more sensitive aspects are dealt with in softer focus. "Who's Who" sidebars sketch out related personalities. Some titles offer suggestions for further research, such as finding out more about the region of Pakistan where Yousafzai was born. VERDICT These engaging and solidly reported biographies will appeal to students looking for inspirational stories.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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