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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.   Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress and the key events in the development of science. In the process, he presents a fascinating new look at the unique characteristics of our species and our society that helped propel us from stone tools to written language and through the birth of chemistry, biology, and modern physics to today’s technological world.   Along the way he explores the cultural conditions that influenced scientific thought through the ages and the colorful personalities of some of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers: Galileo, who preferred painting and poetry to medicine and dropped out of university; Isaac Newton, who stuck needlelike bodkins into his eyes to better understand changes in light and color; and Antoine Lavoisier, who drank nothing but milk for two weeks to examine its effects on his body. Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and many lesser-known but equally brilliant minds also populate these pages, each of their stories showing how much of human achievement can be attributed to the stubborn pursuit of simple questions (why? how?), bravely asked.   The Upright Thinkers is a book for science lovers and for anyone interested in creative thinking and in our ongoing quest to understand our world. At once deeply informed, accessible, and infused with the author’s trademark wit, this insightful work is a stunning tribute to humanity’s intellectual curiosity.  (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)From the Hardcover edition.

Paperback:

9780141981017 | Gardners Books, May 5, 2016, cover price $15.20 | also contains The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
9780345804433 | Vintage Books, April 19, 2016, cover price $16.95 | also contains The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

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9780553551112 | Unabridged edition (Random House, May 5, 2015), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: 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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Product Description: From the bestselling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world.   Winner of the 2013 PEN/E...read more

Hardcover:

9780307378217 | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, April 24, 2012), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

Paperback:

9780307472250 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 12, 2013), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: From the bestselling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780739383681 | Unabridged edition (Random House, April 24, 2012), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

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Product Description: Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God.” One is an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious — but respectful — clash of worldviews that grew with their friendship...read more

Hardcover:

9780307886880 | Harmony Books, October 4, 2011, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780307934253 | Unabridged edition (Random House, October 4, 2011), cover price $35.00

Library:

9781611733204 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, February 1, 2012), cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God.

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Product Description: Dos autores mundialmente exitosos se conocen durante un debate televisivo en la Universidad de Caltech; el tema: el futuro de Dios. Uno de ellos, Deepak Chopra, defiende la espiritualidad, el otro, Leonard Mlodinow, es un físico prominente...read more

Paperback:

9786071116888 | Aguilar, August 30, 2012, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Dos autores mundialmente exitosos se conocen durante un debate televisivo en la Universidad de Caltech; el tema: el futuro de Dios.

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Product Description: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhen and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity...read more

Hardcover:

9780553805376 | Bantam Dell Pub Group, September 7, 2010, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's great thinkers—a marvelously concise book with new answers to the ultimate questions of life: When and how did the universe begin?

Paperback:

9780553384666 | Reprint edition (Bantam Dell Pub Group, February 21, 2012), cover price $18.00 | also contains The Grand Design | About this edition: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhen and how did the universe begin?
9780553840919 | Int edition (Random House, August 1, 2011), cover price $16.00 | also contains The Grand Design | About this edition: ###############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################

Miscellaneous:

9780553907070 | Bantam Dell Pub Group, September 7, 2010, cover price $28.00

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9780739344262 | Unabridged edition (Random House, September 7, 2010), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT THINKERS—A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE When and how did the universe begin?

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Product Description: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhen and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity...read more

Paperback:

9780553384666 | Reprint edition (Bantam Dell Pub Group, February 21, 2012), cover price $18.00 | also contains The Grand Design | About this edition: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhen and how did the universe begin?
9780553840919 | Int edition (Random House, August 1, 2011), cover price $16.00 | also contains The Grand Design | About this edition: ###############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################

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Miscellaneous:

9780307377548 | Doubleday, May 13, 2008, cover price $15.00 | also contains The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

CD/Spoken Word:

9781596592797 | Unabridged edition (Gildan Audio, June 1, 2009), cover price $39.98

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Product Description: A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe with an easier to understand treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts.

Miscellaneous:

9780739374436 | Findaway World Llc, November 1, 2005, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe with an easier to understand treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts.

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