The Grand Design

The Grand Design

THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD?S GREAT THINKERS?A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned as to allow for the existence of beings like our THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD?S GREAT THINKERS?A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH ...

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Title:The Grand Design
Author:Stephen Hawking
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Genres:Science
ISBN:The Grand Design
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:199 pages pages

The Grand Design Reviews

  • Jafar
    Jul 13, 2011
    I have a feeling that the publishing industry is milking Stephen Hawking. There was a time when we had a dashing physicist named Richard Feynman who used LSD and played banjo in a strip club. The naked pole dancers didn?t distract him from formulating quantum electrodynamics. He was ...
  • Elise
    Oct 06, 2010
    After reading Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything and Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Cosmos, I felt that I might finally be ready for my first Hawking book. There were a couple of sections that I re-read, in an attempt to make concrete some of the more abstra...
  • Kemper
    Sep 12, 2010
    When this book was released, I was reading a story about it on-line, and the headline said something like: ?Stephen Hawking Says There Is No God?. Then I made the critical mistake of looking at the user comments under the story. It was the usual collection of badly spelled notes fr...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Apr 06, 2013
    The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking The Grand Design is a popular-science book written by British physicists Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow and published by Bantam Books in 2010. The book examines the history of scientific knowledge about the universe and explains 11 dimensi...
  • Erik Graff
    Jan 17, 2012
    I was given this book as a reward for helping a friend pick up and deliver newly purchased furniture. As is the case with most such gifts, I began to read it immediately. I was almost immediately turned off by the text owing to an extraordinary display of ignorance on the part of th...
  • Bettie
    Jul 30, 2010
    01.11.2016: Stephen Hawking warns that the Higgs Boson field could collapse, resulting in a chain reaction that would take in the whole universe with it. The nihilists have been right all along... M-theory: Doubts linger over godless multiverse STEPHEN HAWKING'S ne...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Sep 19, 2011
    In the first chapter Hawking says that his aim is to provide an answer to "Life, Universe and Everything" and goes on to assure us that his answer will not merely be "42". After just completing the last chapter, I think I still prefer "42". In the first...
  • Manny
    Jul 27, 2012
    Look John look! See the pop science bestseller. See the glossy paper. See the large font. See the wide margins. See the world-famous physicist. See the ghostwriter. See the double slit experiment! Maybe you have seen it before. But you can never see the double slit experimen...
  • Julia
    Nov 03, 2010
    I own several of Hawking's books, and so I was drawn to this thin volume. Obviously his co-author did most of the work, since Hawking's health continues to deteriorate. Mlodinow is a physicist at Caltech and an author in his own right. His name should appear as co-author, but...
  • Marvin
    Jan 28, 2011
    Stephen Hawking is smarter than I am. That's no big feat because two of my cats are smarter than I am. The other cat is a certifiable idiot. But Hawking is way smarter than I am. The Grand Design is Hawking's explanation, more or less, about why the universe is the wa...
  • Cindy
    Jul 30, 2010
    It's a funny thing being a cosmologist in the greater Los Angeles area. Back when I was a partying single graduate student, I'd frequently hit the town for some fun. Inevitably I'd meet someone, strike up a conversation, and they might ask me what I did for a living. ...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Nov 03, 2018
    I think the start of this book far exceeds the latter half. Which, for me, was an enormous slog to get through. ...
  • Jason
    Sep 03, 2010
    Wake me up when you actually define M-Theory. (Which has yet to be defined) This was a short read that cost WAY TOO MUCH money. Any book I can read in a day should cost less than 9 dollars. ...
  • Ana
    Jun 05, 2013
    Ever since I was little, I remember the image of Stephen Hawking from TV. I don't know why, but he remained embroidered in my brain after watching a TV show that spoke of him. This must have been 10 years ago, or something like that, but when it was explained to me what he was and...
  • David Boyce
    Aug 06, 2011
    As a cosmologist and a Stephen Hawking fan, I have a real issue with this book. His statement, that the Universe unpacks itself and therefore does not need a creator is based on some really flawed logic called 'model dependent realism'. MDR is a way of comparing reality to a ...
  • Jill
    Jul 24, 2017
    STEPHEN HAWKING WRITES VERY CLEARLY. That's like the big glaring thing I need to express with this review. Are you worried you won't understand science because it's dense and dry and has diagrams instead of pictures? This is the book for you, then -- short, succinct, ...
  • Andrew Langridge
    Jun 25, 2012
    There are only a couple of positives that I can think to say about this book. Firstly, Hawking has some Feynman-like qualities in being able to lucidly express important ideas in physics such as time dilation in special relativity and the double slit experiment. Secondly, his philosoph...
  • Shaun
    Jul 08, 2015
    Once again, I am awed and blown away by the f'ing awesomeness of the universe, and it struck me how presumptuous many of us are considering our insignificance in the grand scope of things. I have two science based degrees, but Physics was never my strong suit, and I'd be l...
  • Nicole Rhaven
    Mar 05, 2014
    I enjoyed this book. It touched base on a lot of the intellectual things that I already think about on a daily basis. ...
  • صفية
    May 24, 2017
    I'm terribly deceived... In short, it hovered above THE Question, how did the Big Bang happen and Why ? I mean that granted getting to know deep/complicated theories about astrophysics, and the TOE was challenging, but I felt empty in the inside after finishing it, simply becaus...
  • Manuel Antão
    Oct 19, 2018
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Epidemic of Vanity: "The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow (Original Review, 2010) At university, after spending thousands on tuition, I then had to spend a lot, over 3 ...
  • Alex
    Jun 03, 2016
    He can get quite technical at times but overall a cogent read. In the end, he jumped a little for me. For example, here he tries to refute that a creator is required:"If the total energy of the universe must always remain zero, and it costs energy to create a body, how can a whole...
  • Tulay
    Aug 05, 2017
    Love to talk or read about very smart people, they always teach me and make me look at things differently. Never miss any programs on TV about our home and universe, or fill my library with books in this subject. Some theories and scientific explanations was over my head, but help to m...
  • Abdullah Khalid
    Jan 02, 2018
    The Authors try to explain the origin and purpose of the universe from scientific point of view. At first we are told about the concept of formation of universe in the earlier times. From ancient Greeks to Galileo, Newton to Feynman , basic classical theories to the formulation of M-th...
  • Vikalp Trivedi
    Feb 14, 2017
    'The Grand Design' by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow is an attempt (and actually a brilliant one) to understand some philosophical questions in a scientific manner . As the book cover suggests "New answers to the ultimate questions of life." and the book succe...
  • Baba
    Jun 02, 2020
    New, and obviously science based analysis that seeks to answer the ultimate questions about life? like when and how did the universe begin, why are we here, is there a god etc. Interesting and thought provoking stuff. 7 out of 12. New, and obviously science based analysis that s...
  • Phrodrick
    Dec 25, 2018
    As a longtime fan of the popular science books of the late Stephen Hawking it is nice to be able to extolled his book co-authorized by Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design. Because so much of this book is about quantum mechanics it can be hard on almost all readers. Advanced level reader...
  • Tharindu Dissanayake
    Jan 17, 2021
    "Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist?" "the universe doesn't have just a single history, but every possible history, each with its own probability," Ever since I read A briefer History of Time, I've been wanting to read more o...
  • Muhammad Abdullah
    Apr 26, 2020
    This book contains a little more in-depth knowledge. The person with a physics major finds it more captive than those with other disciplines. A quick read to get handful of knowledge about universe in fewer time. Recommend to people with interest in disciplines like physics and cosmolo...
  • T.R. Preston
    Oct 01, 2020
    There are many fascinating conversations one might have about the universe. You could even say there are an infinite amount of subjects that boggle the mind. The one that puzzles and intrigues me more than any other, however, is the concept of there being multiple universes, each with ...