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Stephen Hawking to Publish New Book

hawking.jpgToday Bantam Dell announced that they will publish a new book by physicist Stephen Hawking about “the ultimate mysteries of the universe.” Entitled The Grand Design, the book is scheduled to be published September 7th.

The book will be co-written by physicist Leonard Mlodinow, author of The Drunkard’s Walk. Hawking (pictured, via) has written a few books, hitting the bestseller list with A Brief History of Time. He published his last book in 2001, entitled The Universe in a Nutshell.

Here’s more about the book, from the release: “According to Hawking, we are very close to an understanding, not just of the workings of our universe, but of its very beginnings. Drawing on forty years of Hawking’s own research and a recent series of extraordinary astronomical observations and theoretical breakthroughs, Hawking and Mlodinow examine the evidence for the existence of a ‘unified theory’–a single theory that can describe and explain all the forces of nature.”

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