George's Secret Key to the Universe
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George's Secret Key to the Universe  (English, Paperback, Hawking Lucy)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
    • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780552559584, 9780552559584
    • Pages: 352
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    George’s Secret Key To The Universe, published in October 2007, is Lucy and Stephen Hawking's attempt to bring the basics of theoretical physics to children. It is intended for kids of 9 years of age and above. The book was followed by two sequels, George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt in 2009 and George and the Big Bang in 2011.

    Summary Of The Book

    George’s Secret Key To The Universe intends to make children knowledgeable about the solar system, the Milky Way, gravity, electrons, and esoteric physics concepts like black holes, Hawking radiation, and the possibility of recapturing information from black holes. The book revolves around young George, and his new friends Eric, Annie, and Cosmos. George’s parents are berserk environmentalists who disapprove of modern technology, which they believe has harmed the Earth. Due to their dislike of technology, George is not allowed to use computers of any kind.

    The story begins when George goes to feed his pet pig, Freddy, and finds that Freddy is missing. George begins to search for Freddy, and this search leads him to an old abandoned house. Inside this house, he meets Eric who lives with his daughter, Annie, and Cosmos, the most powerful and intelligent computer in the world. Cosmos can draw windows allowing people to look into outer space, as well as doors which act as portals allowing travel into outer space. George’s voyages through the vastness of space help him uncover the mysteries of physics, science, and the universe. Soon, he finds out that there are others who are seeking Cosmos and what worries him is that what would happen if the wrong people get their hands on Cosmos.

    George’s Secret Key To The Universe is a terrific page-turner and a revelation to every young reader who has ever looked into the skies and wondered about the world beyond planet Earth. It has been brilliantly presented with drawings and illustrations, making it both informative and funny.    

    About The Authors

    Stephen William Hawking, born on 8 January, 1942, is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and novelist.

    Hawking's other popular books include A Brief History Of Time, which was published in the year 1988 and remained on the British Sunday Times bestseller list for an exceptional 237 weeks. It was followed by The Universe In A Nutshell in 2001, and a collection of essays called Black Holes and Baby Universes in 1993.

    Stephen Hawking is almost completely paralysed and suffers from a motor neurone disease which is linked with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition that has elevated over the years. In 1979, he became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and held this position for 30 years until his retirement in 2009.

    He has been honored with several prestigious awards and medals for his work and also has statues built and buildings named after him.

    Catherine Lucy Hawking, born on 2 November, 1970, is an English journalist and author. She is the daughter of Stephen Hawking and his ex-wife, Jane Wilde.

    The other two novels that she has written are Jaded and Run for Your Life, which was also published as The Accidental Marathon.

    Lucy Hawking is the vice president of the National Star College.

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    • In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 - 2009, he held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663, and since 2009 he has been director of research in the department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science.\nLUCY 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.
    Series & Set Details
    Series Name
    • George's Secret Key to the Universe
    Additional Features
    Age Group
    • 9-11
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 32 mm
    Height
    • 196 mm
    Length
    • 128 mm
    Weight
    • 240 gr
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    5

    Classy product

    It's a very intresting book.
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    5

    Wonderful

    Nice book for children
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    Ariyan Dash

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    Oct, 2020

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    5

    Just wow!

    Very interesting book. loved reading it!!!!
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    5

    Superb Key to Science

    I bought this for my daughter (7 years). Space Science is made more interesting than a fairy tale. This is not just a book for kids even adults will enjoy this book. Science for good of humanity (Cosmos Pledge) and save earth movement (George's parents), are put forward for young minds in a very interesting and convincing way. We need people like Eric as teachers in schools encouraging kids to take interest in science. We are indebted to Lucy & Stephan Hawking. Ofcourse the pictures drawn in ...
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    Vijayendra Kumar

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    5

    Good book & fun to read

    I bought this book for my son (8 years). He was able to read and enjoyed it much. Here in his own words:

    It is a very amazing book. When George and Annie rescue Eric, that is the best part of the book.
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    Kabilan T

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    5

    Brilliant

    Dudes i wanna give a thousand stars to it. This book is not like the one shown there. When look other images u can see its pic. There are many awesome graphics and the text is also very good. Its a best child adventure book and is also a great relaxing book for adults. It will be your first step towards space science! #######just go for it
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    5

    Terrific

    Book is in fine condition consisting of 32 chapters to read about a kid named georgeie
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    Piyush Tarai

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    Jul, 2020

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    5

    The best book ever.

    it was so much fun reading it. it is simple and easy to read. it also has amazing facts about the universe and some awesome pictures. i just loved the story.
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    Aryan Sharma

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    Exceptional book for young minds.

    I would highly recommend this book for children with some inclination for space, the sciences, planets and our universe. It will bring to life the desire to learn. And it explains it in a language easy to understand for young children. Great book.
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    John J Sinha

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    Fabulous Story

    I read this book and its really interesting. WARNING: You will be addicted to this book till you don't finish it. Its loaded with facts and knowledge of the universe.

    The main characters in the book are George, Eric, Annie, Dr. G. Reeper, and Cosmos, the world's most powerful computer. Cosmos can draw windows allowing people to look into outer space, as well as doors which act as portals allowing travel into outer space. It is written like a story and aims to describe various aspects of the ...
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    Buli Hazarika

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