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...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    The Grand Design, Stephen HawkingThe Grand Design is a popular-science book written by 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 dimension M-theory. The authors of the book point out that a Unified Field Theory (a theory, based on an early model of the universe, proposed by Albert Einstein and other physicists) may...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kamal Sabry Shaker
    الكتاب شرح مبسط وتسلسل للأفكار أكثر من رائع وتقييمى للكتاب ثلاثة نجوم الاولى لحسن الترجمة وجودة الطباعة من دار التنوير والثانية لبساطة الكاتبان هوكينج وملدينوو فى عرض أفكار واستنتاجات عميقة وشديدة التخصصية لكاتب من الوارد أنه لم ينل قسطاً كافيا...
  • Ahmed Ibrahim
    في هذا الكتاب يحاول هوكينج البحث عن النظرية الموحدة للكون التي سعى إليها الكثيرين من قبله، نظرية كل شيء. لكنه هذه المرة لا يريد سوى تتبع الكون علميًا فقط دون إرجاع علته لمحرك أول أو خالق كما فعل سابقيه، فيكمل ما بدأه في كتابه تاريخ موجز للزمان ليتوغ...
  • Manuel Antão
    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 years, on books for my courses. More than half were written by the very professors that were teaching me. Quite frankly, it's a giant scam. Those professors have already been paid for the first material th...
  • 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...
  • Riku Sayuj
    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".
  • 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’...
  • 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.
  • Negar
    اون چیزایی رو که حقیقتاً توضیح داده بود رو خوب توضیح داده بود. + که البته تکراری بودن. هاوکینگ، میشه دیگه کتاب ننویسی؟+ ترجمه و ویراست فاجعه بود. + ویرایش بعد از یک سال و اندی : عصبانی بودم اون موقع خب. زیاد به دل نگیرین.
  • محمد النعمه
    في هذا الكتاب الذي يكتب الفيزيائي والعالم الكبير ستفين هوكينج .. يقدم لنا أخر ما توصل له العلم للإجابة على " أسئلة الكون الكبرى " كتاب ممتع وجميل .. معقد قليل ومصطلحاته الفيزيائية صعبه لغير المتخصصين .. أنصح بقراءته .. قيمته بأربع نجوم على السته الأولى ...
  • Bettie☯
    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 multiverseSTEPHEN HAWKING'S new book The Grand Design sparked a furore over whether physics can be used to disprove the existence of God. But few have noted that the idea at the core of the book, M-theory, is the sub...
  • Jason
    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.
  • David Boyce
    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 model, if the model produces the same observable characteristics as observed in reality then the model is said to be as true as any other model.Imagine this, if there was equ...
  • Ahmad
    بِسْم الله المصمم الأعظم أبدأ مراجعتي للتصميم العظيم لستيفن هوكينجحتي لا تكون هذة المراجعة موضوع إنشائي سألجأ للتركيز و التكثيف ما إستطعتتقديم :- من المفترض أن الفيزيائي الشهيرة مستر هوكينج كتب هذا الكتاب من أجل إيضاح التصميم العظيم و كيفية بداية...
  • Elise
    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 abstract aspects of m-theory. Despite my rudimentary understanding of quantum physics, I still gleaned a great deal from this book and would recommend it to anyone who is even mild...
  • Shaun
    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 lying if I said everything in his book made perfect sense. On the flip side, I had several light bulb moments, which is always nice.Among other things, Hawking makes a few great p...
  • Moath Hamam
    اشتريت الكتاب لأني بحب أقرأ مقالات متنوعة منها العلمية واللي بتتعلق بالكون ، وكمان بشاهد أفلام وثائقية تتعلق بنفس الموضوع . بس أنك تقرأ كتاب وتغوص في نظريات الفيزياء والرياضيات وعلم الأكوان، راح تكون قرأتك بطيئة وصعبة شوي . الكتاب بيحكي عن عدة نظر...
  • zahraa
    التصميم العظيم ستيفن هوكينغ لا ارغب بحرق الكتاب و لا ارغب بأن اتخذ مسار ديني ومتعارف بأنه الخالق هو الله ، وآيات كثيرة بالقرآن وصفت أبداع الخالق في الكون ، وما الفيزياء إلا وصف لعظمة الخالق ، لا انكر احببت وصفه لبدايات نشوء الكون، لكن في نفس الوقت أ...
  • Andrew Langridge
    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 philosophy of science that he calls model-based realism has many things going for it, although why it is called realism is never fully explained. I did not find this book pa...
  • Erik Graff
    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 the authors and the editors, a mistake appearing in the first few pages in their lead-up to what is supposed to be a survey of the history of physics as germinated in Ion...
  • Abdullah Khalid
    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-theory , this books tries to explain the fundamental questions related to Universe. It's a very good book if you are striving to comprehend the Universe scientificall...
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  • Kat Kennedy
    I think the start of this book far exceeds the latter half. Which, for me, was an enormous slog to get through.
  • Oleksandr Golovatyi
    An interesting book is just about complex scientific phenomena and terms. Easy and interesting to read.-----------------------Цікава книга, просто про складні наукові явища та терміни. Легко та цікаво читається.
  • Abdulla Awachi
    *مراجعة كتاب التصميم العظيم*لـ ستيفن هوكينج*لماذا اخترت هذا الكتاب؟*اهتماماتي في العادة هي حقول الفلسفة و اللسانيات ، و ما دفعني لاختيار هذا الكتاب هو أنني بعد أن تصفحته لأول وهلة - و تستمر الصدف في أن تقودني لاكتشافات عظيمة من الكتب و المصنفات- وجد...