The Grand Design
    The Grand Design (English, Paperback, Stephen Hawking Leonard Mlodinow)

    The Grand Design  (English, Paperback, Stephen Hawking Leonard Mlodinow)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: PRHIPL
    • Genre: Academic and Professional
    • ISBN: 9780553819229, 0553819224
    • Edition: 2011
    • Pages: 256
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    The Grand Design: New Answers To The Ultimate Questions Of Life explores the eternal human quest to understand the secrets of the Universe, and how it came to exist in the first place. It presents some new theories that can offer answers to this ancient quest.

    Summary Of The Book

    The Grand Design: New Answers To The Ultimate Questions Of Life explores the history of human efforts to unravel the puzzles of the Universe. It starts with the Greeks. Particularly the Ionian Greeks and their contention that the the Universe had to have a cause based on the laws of science.

    It covers landmark discoveries, like that of Copernicus who showed that the Earth was not the center of the Universe. It explains the various laws of physics that have provided answers to so many things that have puzzled people for long. The authors show that the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Physics have together helped humans understand many of the deep mysteries about the Universe. But the quest to find a single theory, a unified theory that will explain everything about everything has been elusive.

    This Theory of Everything was a dream of Einstein, and other scientists have continued the quest. The Theory of Everything has had several candidates, and the latest is the M-Theory which the authors present as the most likely solution. They contend that the new discoveries make God unnecessary. They say that the laws of physics show that the Universe is a result of spontaneous creation.

    They also explore the M-Theory further and explain that just like ours is not the only galaxy in the Universe, our Universe is not the only one out there. In fact, there might be one universe for each possible outcome of a situation, so the Universe that a person sees is a perception of reality from their viewpoint. They also propose that these universes could be so vastly different, some may not be capable of supporting life forms.

    The Grand Design: New Answers To The Ultimate Questions Of Life is an intriguing exploration of all the discoveries that revealed the secrets of the Universe, and where science could proceed from now. It explains how physics could soon provide the ultimate answers to all the mysteries of the Universe.

    About The Authors

    Stephen Hawking is an English physicist.

    He is also the author of Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, and A Brief History of Time.

    Stephen Hawking was born in 1942 in Oxford, England. He has a motor neuron disease that has paralyzed him. His research work concentrated on the science of black holes. His contributions to physics earned him many honors. His popular science books made him famous. He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1982.

    Leonard Mlodinow is an American physicist and screenwriter.

    His other works include The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives, Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life, and The War of the Worldviews.

    Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago in 1954. He has a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley. He is most famous for his popular science books and his screenplays. He has worked as a screenwriter on television series like MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Bantam
    • Publication Year
      • 2011 August
    • Author
      • Stephen Hawking Leonard Mlodinow
    • Author Info

      • STEPHEN HAWKING held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. He is the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe in a Nutshell.


        \nPhysicist LEONARD MLODINOW has taught at Cal Tech, written for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is the author of Euclid\'s Window, Feynman\'s Rainbow and Some Time with Feynman.

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    Lucid introduction to Universe and her Laws

    This book is a nice mix of philosophy and physics and a very lucid introduction to origin of universe and the natural laws of physics. The book doesn't have a very detailed coverage, its short, precise and very much stick to its basic question. The intention is not to describe what the authors have done but to give a concise desription of why space time and cosmos is like what it is and what are the fundamental laws of nature to shape them like that. Its a very nice reading all through and th...

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    17 Apr, 2012

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    Very good book

    Stephen hawking has the ability to cover loads of scientific stuff in simplest of languages.He focuses on the question --> if there is a creator of a grand design ?? or just creation itself exists and if.. there is only creation then what are the rules that govern this world and our position in it.General relativity ,space time,quantum principles of weird microscopic world ,multiverse, Feynman sum over paths,theory of everything he touches all in short and sweet manner..and lastly mentions th...

    Shyam Trivedi

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    14 Nov, 2011

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    Very nice book :)

    A great book to understand recent developments in the studies of universe & previous flaws. The m theory & related discussions,
    Amazing way of explanations & easy to read book.

    Now I have to read the book "The elegant universe".

    Nikhil Shrivastava

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    22 Nov, 2011

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    A must read for all those with a scientific bent of mind

    As part of our education, we have all come to understand that all physical phenomena in this world has cause and effect and all living beings respond to stimuli. What this book does is explain this in simple language and takes it to a depth which helps us understand origin of the world. Many myths we carry stands demolished with this book, but creation is an act of randomness in this universe gives us hope that there are worlds other than ours, where life exists.
    Explaining God in physical te...

    Prasanna Simha

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    3 Jan, 2012

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    Just wow!

    The cover and the pages of the book is in very good condition and now about stephen hawking is one of the most brilliant scientific minds since einstien. Very good book i really love it and very interesting.

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    3 Dec, 2016

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    One of the best

    This is one of the best books that I've ever read.The language is simple. If you have you maths and physics basics right, then all the concepts in the book can be clearly understood. A must read for the people with a scientific bent of mind.
    Stephen Hawking is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest scientists.


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    27 Dec, 2015

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    The Grand Design : Book Review

    The Grand Design is another gem by Stephen Hawking. This is another book from the genius who gave us A Brief History of Time and The Theory of Everything. The book is co-authored by Leonard Mlodinow. Both the authors are world renowned physicists.
    In the book, the authors discuss the idea that the creation of a universe, more specifically our universe, does not imply the existence of a creater, which people call God. Infact, they go on to say that as far as the creation of the universe goes, ...

    Divyanshu Shende

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    3 Nov, 2015

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    Pros of the purchase:
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    Subhasish Sarkar

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    1 Jul, 2015

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    This book took me longer than other usual reads. It was an amazing experience because if you can imagine what you are reading you will know how mesmerising and dangerous is our universe.

    Nitish Khanna

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    9 Jan, 2015

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    Fundamental Questions

    The book starts in a beautiful way dealing history of how humans shifted from belief to more rational view. I loved this potion but my interest in the book was the fundamental questions that book starts with. M-theory is what the book centrally runs around for answers. But the theory is still in its infancy and till date holds no experimental evidence. The book holds laws of nature such as gravity are the only requisites for our universe to exist. That requires the laws of universe to be more...

    Adil Wani

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    3 Jul, 2014

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