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  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241481486
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Unlocking the Universe




The ultimate children's guide to the universe.

"A glorious scientific gaze at our world, and the universe beyond in a fact-filled volume that will keep curious kids occupied for ages" - ReadItDaddy blog

"An excellent book that will do wonders to raise enthusiasm for science among young and old readers alike" - Jonali Karmakar, Blogger

"Despite it's scientific content the essays are written in a very accessible style and the many topics investigated which range from the physical explanations of the universe to earth science to robotics and future predictions. Highly recommended for curious minds from around 10 years upwards" - Sue Warren, Blogger

Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Or what it takes to put humans on the moon - or even on Mars? What would you do if you could travel through space and time?

*NOW WITH BRAND NEW CONTENT FOR 2021*

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this beautiful collection of up-to-the-minute essays mind-blowing facts and out-of-this-world colour photographs, by the world's leading scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking himself, curated by the brilliant Lucy Hawking.

  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241481486
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist and is generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and is the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe,The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, and Black Holes: The BBC Reith Lectures.
He died on 14 March, 2018.

Lucy and Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking (Author)
STEPHEN HAWKING was a brilliant theoretical physicist, generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. He was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and is the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe,The Universe in a Nutshell, and Brief Answers to the Big Questions.
He died on 14 March, 2018.

Lucy Hawking (Author)
LUCY HAWKING is a children's writer, the co-creator of non-fiction compendium Unlocking the Universe and the George fiction series, with her father Stephen Hawking. Lucy is a former journalist, having written widely for British newspapers, and she gives regular talks about science and stories to audiences all over the world.

Praise for Unlocking the Universe

A glorious scientific gaze at our world, and the universe beyond in a fact-filled volume that will keep curious kids occupied for ages,A useful addition to any library catering to upper primary or lower secondary students.,Despite it's scientific content the essays are written in a very accessible style and the many topics investigated which range from the physical explanations of the universe to earth science to robotics and future predictions. Highly recommended for curious minds from around 10 years upwards.,An excellent book that will do wonders to raise enthusiasm for science among young and old readers alike.,An amazing book. It was a binge read, really - perfect for both parents and kids! It shouldn't be considered a "children's book" - it's also good for adults that want to learn more about science and don't have a background, as it's basically like a usual Hawking book, but a bit more simplified.,Mind blowing,I highly recommend this book to everybody,

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