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"Hawking, the renowned Cambridge mathematician, teams up with Mlodinow, a physicist at Caltech, for a brief introduction to 'the grand design' of the universe. If this project seems ambitious for a four and a half — hour audio production, it is; however, even general readers will be able to follow along as the authors guide us through M-theories, quantum mechanics, general and special relativity, and other mind-blowing cosmological discoveries of the last century. The goal of all these journeys through the history of science is to answer some basic questions: why is there a universe in the first place? What other universes may in fact be possible, given Richard Feynman's theory of multiple histories? The audio version of this book is simple and scaled down. Despite an engaging and capable performance by West End stage actor Steve West, some listeners might long for more content — diagrams or video tracks to accompany and augment the lecture. A Bantam hardcover. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including, most recently, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His books for the general reader include the classic A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, The Universe in a Nutshell, and A Briefer History of Time. He lives in Cambridge, England.

 

www.hawking.org.uk

 

Leonard Mlodinow is a physicist at Caltech and the bestselling author of The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives, Euclid’s Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace, and Feynman’s Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life. He also wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

 

www.its.caltech.edu/~len

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739344262
Author:
Hawking, Stephen
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
West, Steve
Read:
West, Steve
Author:
West, Steve
Author:
Mlodinow, Leonard
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
Four CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.9 x 5.1 x 1.1 in .325 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hawking, the renowned Cambridge mathematician, teams up with Mlodinow, a physicist at Caltech, for a brief introduction to 'the grand design' of the universe. If this project seems ambitious for a four and a half — hour audio production, it is; however, even general readers will be able to follow along as the authors guide us through M-theories, quantum mechanics, general and special relativity, and other mind-blowing cosmological discoveries of the last century. The goal of all these journeys through the history of science is to answer some basic questions: why is there a universe in the first place? What other universes may in fact be possible, given Richard Feynman's theory of multiple histories? The audio version of this book is simple and scaled down. Despite an engaging and capable performance by West End stage actor Steve West, some listeners might long for more content — diagrams or video tracks to accompany and augment the lecture. A Bantam hardcover. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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