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? Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this beautiful collection of up-to-the-minute essays by the world's leading scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking himself, plus mind-blowing facts and out-of-this-world colour photographs. Stephen and Lucy's series of children's books was a global hit. George's stories are punctuated with fascinating real-life facts and insights and for the first time, this incredible non-content has been collected into one bumper volume. With this breadth of incredible information, plus brand new content for 2019 from key scientific figures, Unlocking the Universe is the ultimate handbook for every young scientist.
Stephen Hawking explains how such great men of science as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein built on the discoveries of those who came before them, and how these works changed the course of science, ushering astronomy and physics out of the Middle Ages and into the modern world.