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Based on a series of lectures given at Cambridge University Professor Hawking s work introduced the history of ideas about the universe as well as today s most important scientific theories about time space and the cosmos in a clear easy to understand way The Theory of Everything presents the most complex theories both past and present of physics yet it remains clear and accessible It will enlighten readers and expose them to the rich history of scientific thought and the complexities of the universe in which we live, In the ten years since its publication in Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe But the intervening years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro and the macrocosmic worlds These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking s theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite COBE which probed back in time to within years of the universe s beginning and revealed wrinkles in the fabric of space time that he had projected Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these observations as well as his own recent research Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book written an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel and updated the chapters throughout, 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 br br 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 universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion or does science offer another explanation br br The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself once the province of philosophy now occupy the territory where scientists philosophers and theologians meet if only to disagree In their new book Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity br br In i The Grand Design i they explain that according to quantum theory the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history but rather that every possible history of the universe exists simultaneously When applied to the universe as a whole this idea calls into question the very notion of cause and effect But the top down approach to cosmology that Hawking and br br Mlodinow describe would say that the fact that the past takes no definite form means that we create history by observing it rather than that history creates us The authors further explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very 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 br br Along the way Hawking and Mlodinow question the conventional concept of reality posing a model dependent theory of reality as the best we can hope to find And they conclude with a riveting assessment of M theory an explanation of the laws governing us and our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a complete theory of everything If confirmed they write it will be the unified theory that Einstein was looking for and the ultimate triumph of human reason br br A succinct startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems i The Grand Design i is a book that will inform and provoke like no other, i b The Illustrated A Brief History of Time b i br br In the years since its publication in Stephen Hawking s i A Brief History of Time i has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific writing and an international publishing phenomenon The book as on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe but since that time there have been extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro and the macrocosmic worlds These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking s theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book br br Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these many observations as well as his own most recent research for this expanded edition Professor Hawking prepared a new introduction to the book wrote an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel and updated the original text In addition this edition is enhanced throughout with more than full color illustrations including satellite images photographs made possible by spectacular technological advances such as the Hubble Space Telescope and computer generated images of three and four dimensional realities A classic work that now brings to the reader the latest understanding of cosmology i The Illustrated A Brief History of Time i is the story of the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space br br i b The Universe in a Nutshell b i br br In this book Stephen Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics where truth is often stranger than fiction to explain in layman s terms the principles that control our universe br br Like many in the community of theoretical physics Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the hart of the cosmos In his accessible and often playful style he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe from supergravity to supersymmetry from quantum theory to M theory from holography to duality He takes us to the wild frontiers of science and lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks to combine Einstein s General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman s idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe br br With characteristic exuberance Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary journey through spacetime Copious four color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles sheets and strings move in eleven dimensions and where the original cosmic seed from which our universe sprang was a tiny nut br br i The Universe in a Nutshell i is essential reading for all of us who want to understand the universe in which we live Like its companion volume i A Brief History of Time i it conveys the excitement felt within the scientific community as the secrets of the universe reveal themselves