RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 654183639 LA English T1 The grand design A1 Hawking, Stephen,, Mlodinow, Leonard,, PB Bantam Books PP New York YR 2010 SN 9780553805376 0553805371 9780593058299 0593058291 9780593058305 0593058305 9780553840889 0553840886 AB 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 theories (including string theory) that fill in many (but not all) the blank spots in quantum physics. This collection is known as the "Grand Unified Field Theories."