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The grand design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

Label
The grand design
Title
The grand design
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."
Summary
Presents a new study of the cosmos that explains the latest theories on why the universe and life exist and why they work the way they do, through the concept of the multiverse, or "m-theory," that attempts to construct a grand unified design
Writing style
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368583
Cataloging source
BT
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1942-2018
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Hawking, S. W.
Dewey number
530.142
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mlodinow, Leonard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematical physics
  • Superstring theories
  • Unified field theories
Target audience
general
Label
The grand design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
000046040179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
200 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780553805376
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
Label
The grand design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Publication
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
Control code
000046040179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
200 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780553805376
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)

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