How could the universe be created out of nothing? Why are we here? Do we have free will? What is the "Grand Design" that made it possible for us to have found a home in the one universe, out of zillions, where human life is possible? According to Hawking, we are very close to an understanding not just of the workings of our universe but of its very existence.
Lavishly illustrated throughout, with 49 pieces of four-color art.