The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking

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 ourselves? And, finally, is the apparent “grand design” of our univer...

Details The Grand Design

TitleThe Grand Design
Release DateSep 7th, 2010
GenreScience, Nonfiction, Physics, Philosophy, Popular Science

Reviews The Grand Design

  • Cindy
    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."Oh, I'm a cosmologist." "Cosmetologist? Cool, do you do make-up for movies?" "Um...not unless rouge is a component of dark matter." (ba-da-bum)"...""I make detectors and use them to ...
  • Kemper
    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 from ignorant asshats who tried to say that stupid science didn’t know nuthin’ or that it was all Obama’s fault. But one in particular caught my eye. It was by ...
  • Manny
    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 experiment too many times.See the theory of everything.It is free of infinities.Probably.Anyway, never mind that.See the quantum multiverse!See the strong anthropic principle.See them explain t...
  • Marvin
    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 way it is. The answer comes down to M-theory which is more of a combining of explanations than one single unifying theory. Many reviewers seem to think Hawking is saying there is no Go...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    The Grand Design, Stephen Hawkingتاریخ نخستین خوانش: چهارم ماه مارس سال 2012 میلادیسه برگردان فارسی از این کتاب وجود دارد: «علی هادیان و سارا ایزدیار نشر مازیار»؛ «حسین صداقت و امیر امیرآبادی نشر نقش و نگار»؛ «جمیل بصام انتشارات افکار»؛ ا. شاستیون هاوکینگ میگوید: م...
  • Saleh MoonWalker
    مثل سایر کتاب های هاوکینگ نثر ساده، شیوا و قابل فهمی داره که با اندکی پیش زمینه فیزیکی به راحتی میشه ازش استفاده بکنین و بفهمینش. کتابی که هرچقدر ازش گفته بشه، با توجه به زمان و مقدار تحقیقاتی که انجام شده تا این اثر به پایان برسه، بازم کمه. جواب نهای...
  • James
    Note: I'm a physicist, so my experience reading this was colored by my training.Hawking and Mlodinow begin by declaring, on the very first page, that "philosophy is dead," and that modern science alone must carry our search for knowledge into the future. Several pages later, they launch into a purely philosophical discussion on the nature of reality and discovery. Dead, indeed. In my opinion, this accurately colors the entire book, and if you can...
  • Mohamed al-Jamri
    أثير الكثير من الكلام حول هذا الكتاب قبل وبعد صدوره خاصة وأن أحد الكاتبين هو العالم البريطاني الشهير ستيفن هوكنج وأيضًا بسبب التساؤلات الوجودية التي يطرحهايبدأ الكتاب بسرد تاريخ العلم، فيقول أن البشر في البداية استعانوا بالأساطير والقوى الخارقة...
  • Tulay
    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 make me understand was just phone call away.
  • Jafar
    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 quite a genius, and he was all over the place with his talks and popular books. But he’s dead. Now Stephen Hawking seems to be the coolest physicist around. He’...