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The Grand Design

How science unlocked the secrets of the universe

By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
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The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

The Grand Design (2010) tells the fascinating story of how humans came into being and how we began to use the scientific method to explain both our remarkable growth as a species and the world around us. From the foundational laws of Newton and Einstein to the mind-bending science of quantum physics, find out how far we’ve come and how close we are to answering life’s big questions.

  • Armchair philosophers
  • Science geeks who are into astronomy and physics
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered about the mysteries of life

Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) was one of the world’s most celebrated scientific thinkers, having been honored with numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. For 30 years he was a professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, where he worked on many of his most popular scientific theories. He was also the author of many influential books, including A Brief History of Time and The Universe in a Nutshell.

Leonard Mlodinow is a physicist at the California Institute of Technology and one of the most respected specialists in quantum theory. He is also the author of the best-selling books The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives and A Briefer History of Time.

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