Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
|ISBN:||9780553805376 0553805371 9780593058299 0593058291 9780593058305 0593058305 9780553840889 0553840886|
|描述：||198 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm|
|内容：||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.
|責任：||Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.|
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."