This book approaches that. In The Theory of Everything, Hawking presents a series of seven lectures in which he lays out, perhaps more clearly and concisely than ever, the history of the universe as we know it. These essays capture not only the brilliance of Hawkings mind but his characteristic wit as well.
A great popularizer of science as well as a brilliant scientist, Hawking believes that advances in theoretical science should be "understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists." In this book, he offers, for all who would take it, a voyage of discovery about the cosmos and our place in it. It is a book for anyone who has ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered what was up there and how it came to be....Continua
I occasionally read Stephen Hawking’s book to refresh my knowledge in physics and cosmology. But for this book, I vaguely recalled that the first few chapters have been covered in the author’s other books, such as “Black holes and baby universes and other essays”. Nevertheless, the latter few, such as the direction of time, seems to be brand new to me and it gives me enough food for thoughts.
p.s. Stephen Hawking’s page mentions that this book is an unauthorized publication, without the consent of the author. No wonder.