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Title:
The grand design
Author:
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
198 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary:
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."
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780553805376
Format :
Book