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George and the Big Bang

(George #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  964 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Going back to the beginning of time . . . Discover the final chapter in this out-of-this-world adventure series!

One of the biggest science experiments of all time is about to take place - and George and Annie have got front-row seats! Eric, Annie's scientist dad, is heading to the Large Hadron Collider to explore the earliest moments of the Universe - the Big Bang. Armed w
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 4th 2011 by Doubleday Children's Books (first published 2011)
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Ana-Maria Negrilă
Achiziționată ieri și citită deja astăzi, cu mențiunea că "nu mă pot opri, ce mă fac? O să citesc și la noapte!" Din când în când chicoteli și anunțul că al doilea mare calculator al lumii a fost deghizat într-un hamster! Cartea vine cu o mulțime de informații și planșe colorate, deci un posibil succes...
Maria Espadinha
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hawking para Todos

Stephen Hawking, um dos homens mais inteligentes que a humanidade teve o privilégio de conhecer, já não está entre nós.

Porém, deixou-nos um vasto legado científico que o imortalizou.

O nome do grande físico está vulgarmente associado à Teoria do Big Bang e aos buracos negros.

Contudo, a obra científica de Stephen Hawking é vasta e complexa, o que a torna assustadora  para muitos de nós.

Estes livrinhos ( este já é o número 3 das aventuras de George e Annie pelo universo ), ao mist
Maria Espadinha
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Physics for Everyone

Do you remember reading Asterix, and learning all that Ancient History without even knowing what you were learning?!
At least, that's how it worked for me !
In those youthful days, Cesar, Cleopatra, Vergincetorix, the roman conquests, the Nile, the Pyramids,... and everything else there, belonged to Asterix and nothing but Asterix !
It was just some years later, that I found out how much of ancient History, I was learning there! ;)

This is not History in Cartoons, but physics in
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cША, діти
У третій частині дитячо-космічних пригод на нас чекають старі-знайомі друзі і багато нового. В Еріка — нова робота: він тепер керує Великим Адронним Колайдером у CERN. В Джорджа — нова школа і поповнення сімейства — сестрички-близнючки. А в Енні — теж нова школа (крута, приватна) і новий залицяльник (крутий і вродливий, син відомого режисера). Ну, ви зрозуміли, так? 😉 Без підліткового кохання-страждання уже не обійтися 🙂 Але — хоч очевидні натяки на любовний трикутник вимальовуються уже в перших ...more
Книжни Криле
Понякога попадам на нови детски книги, които направо ме карат да завиждам на днешните деца, да не говорим че и самият аз отново се превръщам в дете. Луси и Стивън Хокинг постигат именно този ефект със своите завладяващи астро авантюри, в които най-новите открития и теории за вселената и нейния произход са поднесени по невероятно увлекателен и съвършено разбираем начин! Ако някой се сеща за други детски книга, в която да се говори за Големия Андронен Колайдер, лунни роувъри и квантови бомби, то н ...more
I so love Lucy and Stephen Hawking's George books. Yes, they have all the elements of good young adult fiction: an engaging young adult hero who is simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary, a cast of quirky supporting characters including a sufficiantly flawed villain and of course the messy haired but always good father figure that supports the protagonist. Taken for its story alone, these tales are rich enough to appeal to children of nearly all ages (and that's not a small claim). But there' ...more
Anuva B
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
George and the Big Bang by Lucy and Stephen Hawking is an enthralling adventure that reveals even in the toughest times, one has to be careful and not make hasty decisions. I enjoyed reading this book because it tied real, intriguing facts/pictures about space into an imaginary, fun adventure. The plot captures the reader on the edge of their seat and makes them never want to stop reading. Even though the plot was fast-paced, the book included some important life themes. For example, the book me ...more
Hestia Istiviani
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is one of many fun ways to introduce about The Big Bang theory, how universe created. The readers wont be feel boring because it contains jokes and adventures. Do not worry because even this book is talking about quantum physic, there's some pages used as explanation (and ofc in an easy way with cute illustration!).

Let your imagination pop while you try to understand how this entire universe works :)
Thanh Thanh
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
George's third adventure is good, informative with loads of science and astronomy knowledge. However, I don't think it's suitable for young children as the information about quantum physics, subatomic particles,.., and the LHC machine are too much for their brains.
The story is interesting and fun but it seems to be less exciting to me than the previous books . Maybe I'm too old, but at least I can understand the science.
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
what better way for an adult to learn about science than reading a children's book? the story is interesting and the science inserts and photos included are definitely worth the reading alone. however some of the science are quite advanced even for an adult (at least it was for me). theoritical physics is really mind boggling. but then it's still engaging enough to make me want to read other books in the series
Loved it!
Royce B
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was scientifically awesome because it is all about science stuff. The reading age would probably be 5th grade and up. George has a pig that his grandma got him for Christmas. George lost his pig and we don't know where the pig is!!! Stephen Hawking is one of the most smartest guy in the WORLD!!!! Want to see crazy stuff happen in this book? Read the book to find out!!!
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don’t care that this is for kids. I love this series. It’s physics and astronomy in a way anyone can understand, and the stories are just fun to read.
Nicholas Whyte
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was ok

From the series that starts with George's Secret Key to the Universe; likewise almost entirely by Lucy Hawking, with a few inserted pieces on science by her father Stephen Hawking and various other well-known scientists. To be honest I wasn't all that impressed; George and friends are taken by convenient plot device to a number of educational settings to have adventures; Annie, the kick-ass heroine of the first book, gets rather sidelined here for other
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suitable for gr. 3-7. Older readers will be turned off by the simple plot and apparently young characters, although the science-minded might still enjoy the science sections. This is the third book in the series, but there was enough explanation that this volume can stand alone. Strong male protagonist - unfortunately the female character, while very intelligent, definitely plays second fiddle to George. The science fiction adventure story (evil anti-science types want to blow up the Large Hadro ...more
Oct 04, 2012 rated it liked it
The good: the plot was fairly interesting and most of the science inserts have been really well written for their target age group.

The not-so-good: some of the science inserts are aimed a bit high, and occasionally the book shoehorns an unnecessary science reference in with all the subtlety of a punch to the face. Example:

A scientist is talking to George about a group who are trying to disrupt the LHC experiments. He tells George: "They are the unseen, the dark force. They are all around us." to
Vlad Romanenko
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great continuation of George's and Annie's and adventures. Not so much about space travel this time and not as exciting plot but a good story nevertheless.
Adrian Spasov
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: george
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Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My kids adore this series. I hope there are many more. A perfect combo of adventure and science, with characters who stick together, redefine what family means and hook kids on scientific ideas.
Thiên Phú
Chú heo Freddy của George ngày càng lớn, ba mẹ cậu bé vốn đã không thích Freddy nên việc này khiến họ quyết định đưa nó đến trang trại để vườn sau nhà trống trải hơn. George rất buồn khi xa Freddy, vì vậy, thông qua sự giúp đỡ của Annie với Cosmos, cậu bé muốn tìm một nơi ở vũ trụ (hay Trái Đất) mà Freddy có thể sống thoải mái mà không bị làm phiền. Hai đứa trẻ quyết định đưa Freddy xuống tầng hầm khoa Toán ở đại học nơi chú Eric đang nghiên cứu ở tạm một thời gian trước khi tìm được nơi khác th ...more
Alastair Hudson
Oct 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, fiction
This wasn't my choice for the kids bedtime reading but a good friend thought they'd like it.
'Good credentials; Stephen Hawking and his kids wrote it... with a few notable names in the world of quantum physics providing some technical explanations.
Personally I hated the illustrations, but I'm very picky about that so it can be forgiven. All good so far.

The story was passable with humour and a few deeper emotional notes at play but... not very engaging. The major problem was that the story got reg
Abigail Rhee
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Ilario Botti
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“George and the Big Bang” is a great book by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. It is about a boy, his friend, and his friend’s father who go on adventures in the Universe, Moon and other places out and in our Galaxy. The book is very informative while still being fun and entertaining. A lot of it is based in real life places like the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). The book has a great storyline and you will want to read it all in one night. Even though it’s a kids book, it does have many confusing concept ...more
Lucifer Zykrona
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it
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Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Me quedo con esta parte del libro: Ser científico consiste en hacer el mejor trabajo que puedas y después dejar que los colegas que vienen detrás construyan sobre lo que tú creaste. Puede ocurrir que tus teorías sean luego refutadas; ese es un riesgo que corres. Intentar algo nuevo significa arriesgarse, y si no lo haces, nunca lograrás nada importante. Y, por supuesto, a veces nos equivocamos. De eso se trata. Tienes que intentarlo, y fallar, y empezar de nuevo, y seguir intentándolo. No solo e ...more
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Same as before: quit bashing Western civilization for all the world's woes...if you want something done about pollution, write your global warming drivel books in the languages of the nations/powers who could care less, and are doing nothing about it. The West is doing far more than you credit them. Mostly, let these works be about SCIENCE and not propaganda; those that don't find cyclical climate change to be man-made ALSO reference science.
Iryna Khomchuk
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Що можна сказати про чергову книгу із серії, про яку я вже аж двічі розповідала у своєму блозі? Хіба ще раз дуууууже потішитися, що Стівен Гокінґ (смерть якого, до речі, син сприйняв досить болюче) з донькою додумалися розтлумачити складні речі доступною мовою, та ще й вмонтувати їх у цікавий, мейже детективний сюжет із вже улюбленими героями.

На прикладі цього тому можна у режимі майже реального часу спостерігати за тим, наскільки швидко нині розвивається наука. Той самий Великий адронний колай
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Jimbo Green
Pensé que era un libro de alguna manera co-escrito por Stephen pero en realidad es una historieta de adolescentes, para quienes está dirigida la lectura.
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Lucy Hawking is a novelist who has also written several children's books in collaboration with her father, physicist Stephen W. Hawking.

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