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The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date April 19, 2016
Pages 340
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345804433
ISBN-10 0345804430
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: How did a near-extinct species, eking out a meager existence with stone axes, become the dominant power on earth, able to harness a knowledge of nature ranging from tiny atoms to the vast structures of the universe? Leonard Mlodinow takes us on an enthralling tour of the history of human progress, from our time on the African savannah through the invention of written language, all the way to modern quantum physics. Along the way, he explores the colorful personalities of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers, and traces the cultural conditions—and the elements of chance—that influenced scientific discovery.

Deeply informed, accessible, and infused with the author’s trademark humor and insight, The Upright Thinkers is a stunning tribute to humanity’s intellectual curiosity and an important book for any reader with an interest in the scientific issues of our day.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307908230
 
from Pantheon Books (May 5, 2015)
9780307908230 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $27.95
About: A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780141981017 Book cover for 9780345804433 Book cover for 9780380760039 Book cover for 9780380760107
 
from Gardners Books (May 5, 2016)
The price comparison is for this edition
from Vintage Books (April 19, 2016)
9780345804433 | details & prices | 340 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
About: How did a near-extinct species, eking out a meager existence with stone axes, become the dominant power on earth, able to harness a knowledge of nature ranging from tiny atoms to the vast structures of the universe?
With Charles Harness | from Avon Books (August 1, 1991); titled "Lunar Justice"
9780380760107 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains Lunar Justice
About: Brought to trial before a corrupt lunar court for opposing Peace Eternal--a corporation whose proposed solution to overpopulation is a program of mass murder--billionaire philanthropist Michael Dore is ordered to set Jupiter on fire or face death
With Sydney J. Van Scyoc | from Avon Books (May 1, 1991); titled "Deepwater Dreams"
9780380760039 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains Deepwater Dreams
About: Deepwater Dreams [Paperback] Sydney J.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780141981017 Book cover for 9780345804433
 
from Gardners Books (May 5, 2016)
The price comparison is for this edition
from Vintage Books (April 19, 2016)
9780345804433 | details & prices | 340 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
About: How did a near-extinct species, eking out a meager existence with stone axes, become the dominant power on earth, able to harness a knowledge of nature ranging from tiny atoms to the vast structures of the universe?
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780553551112
 
Unabridged edition from Random House (May 5, 2015)
9780553551112 | details & prices | 5.75 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $45.00
About: A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us.

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