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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Dell Pub Group
Publication date February 21, 2012
Pages 199
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553384666
ISBN-10 055338466X
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Other format details sci/tech
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.

According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.



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Hardcover
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from Bantam Dell Pub Group (September 7, 2010)
9780553805376 | details & prices | 198 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $28.00
About: 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?
Paperback
Book cover for 9780553384666 Book cover for 9780553840919
 
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Reprint edition from Bantam Dell Pub Group (February 21, 2012)
9780553384666 | details & prices | 199 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $18.00
This edition also contains The Grand Design
About: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhen and how did the universe begin?
Int edition from Random House (August 1, 2011)
9780553840919 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains The Grand Design
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Miscellaneous
from Bantam Dell Pub Group (September 7, 2010)
9780553907070 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $28.00
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739344262
 
With Steve West (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (September 7, 2010)
9780739344262 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $30.00
About: 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?

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