This week's reads

Each week we pick top read books from our library collection to recommend to you.

For a list of previous recommended reads search #hivespotlight and #hivewhywelove hashtags.

This week we are celebrating the life of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and National Science Week.

The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking

In The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking brings us fully up-to-date with the advances in scientific thinking. We are now nearer than we have ever been to a full understanding of the universe. In a fascinating and accessible discussion that ranges from quantum mechanics, to time travel, black holes to uncertainty theory, to the search for science's Holy Grail - the 'theory of absolutely everything'.




A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes by Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking's 'A Brief History of Time' has become an international publishing phenomenon. Translated into over 30 languages, it has sold over ten million copies worldwide and lives on as a science book that continues to captivate and inspire new readers each year.     




The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

In the last 30 years of his life Albert Einstein searched for a unified theory - a theory which could describe all the forces of nature in a single framework. In this work, Hawking and Mlodinow reveal an original and controversial theory of their own.







George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

Discover the mysteries of physics, science and the universe with George, his new friends next door - the scientist Eric and his daughter, Annie - and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos, which can take them to the edge of a black hole and back again. Or can it?