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Author Hawking, Stephen, 1942-

Title The grand design / Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

Publ Info New York : Bantam Books, [2010]
Edition First edition
 Bryant Leisure Reading  MCN    AVAILABLE
 CCE Main Collection  QC20.5 H379 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Lincoln  QC20.5 .H379 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Prov.  QC20.5 .H379 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  QC20.5 .H379 2010    DUE 09-30-14
 PC-DHS Wash. DC  520.1 H392    AVAILABLE
 RIC Browsing  QC794.6.G7 H385 2010    DUE 04-26-12 BILLED
 RWU Main Library  QC20.5 .H379 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 198 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index
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
Note 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."
LC subject Unified field theories
Mathematical physics
Superstring theories
Add Author Mlodinow, Leonard, 1954-
ISBN 9780553805376 :