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The grand design

Author: Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Bantam Books Trade Paperback edView 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) 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
ISBN: 9780553384666 055338466X
OCLC Number: 853310252
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: [New York] : Bantam Books, 2010.
Includes index.
Target Audience: Ages 12-up.
Description: 199 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 23 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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Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The drunkard's walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A brief history of time) 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.

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