THE GRAND DESIGN

 795.00

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 of a benevolent creator who set things in motion-or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity

According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”-the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.

 

“Fascinating… a wealth of ideas that leave us with a clearer understanding, of modern physics in all its invigorating complexity.” –Los Angeles Times

“The authors bring to the field an anecdotal clarity that is something of a first for this genre…. Making science like this interesting is not all that hard; making it accessible is the real trick.” -Time

“Provocative… an exploration of the latest thinking about the origins of our universe.” -The New York Times

“Introduces the reader to topics at the frontier of theoretical physics. …more clearly for general readers than I have seen before.” –STEVEN WEINBERG, The New York Review of Books

“Groundbreaking.” – The Washington Post

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

Now a miniseries on Discovery

THE GRAND DESIGN

STEPHEN HAWKING

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 of a benevolent creator who set things in motion-or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity

According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”-the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.

 

“Fascinating… a wealth of ideas that leave us with a clearer understanding, of modern physics in all its invigorating complexity.” –Los Angeles Times

“The authors bring to the field an anecdotal clarity that is something of a first for this genre…. Making science like this interesting is not all that hard; making it accessible is the real trick.” -Time

“Provocative… an exploration of the latest thinking about the origins of our universe.” -The New York Times

“Introduces the reader to topics at the frontier of theoretical physics. …more clearly for general readers than I have seen before.” –STEVEN WEINBERG, The New York Review of Books

“Groundbreaking.” – The Washington Post

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

Now a miniseries on Discovery

THE GRAND DESIGN

STEPHEN HAWKING

LEONARD MLODINOW 

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