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The grand design

Author: Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time) deftly mixes cutting-edge physics to answer three key questions -- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other? -- and explains that scientists are approaching what is called "M-theory," a collection of overlapping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
ISBN: 9780553805376 0553805371 9780553907070 0553907077 9780593058299 0593058291 9780593058305 0593058305 9780553840889 0553840886
OCLC Number: 654183639
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 198 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The mystery of being --
The rule of law --
What is reality? --
Alternative histories --
The theory of everything --
Choosing our universe --
The apparent miracle --
The grand design.
Responsibility: Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.

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When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does  Read more...

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