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The Grand Design
 
 
Author
Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow.
Publisher Bantam  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780553805376
Pages/Publication Date 199/2010
Daedalus Item Code 33761
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In this remarkable introduction to the concept of the multiverse—coexisting universes, of which ours is only one of many—Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow manage to make clear a model of existence that has remained largely misunderstood, through practical investigations and color illustrations.

"Posing simple, fundamental questions such as, 'Why do we exist?' the authors employ word pictures, analogies to everyday experience, but (blessedly) no equations to convey the physics that are involved in the answer this book ultimately offers. Sympathetically noting that quantum mechanics and general relativity remain as counterintuitive to experts as to laypeople, Hawking and Mlodinow alight on the probabilistic nature of energy and matter, frames of reference, string theory, and the incredibly finely-tuned values of physical forces and masses that permit life to exist, combining their presentations into the propositions of 'M-theory' about what initiated the big bang."—Booklist

 
 
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