The Upright Thinkers

The Upright Thinkers

The Human Journey From Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

Book - 2015
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Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780307908247
0307908240
9780307908230
0307908232
Branch Call Number: 509 MLODINO
Characteristics: viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Mudita
May 19, 2017

I liked Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind much better.

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writermala
Aug 01, 2015

The subtitle of this book, "The Human Journey from Living in trees to Understanding the Cosmos," perhaps sums up the book. This book deals with archeology, anthropology, Physics - classical and Quantum, - Chemistry and Biology. It does so in as easy and conversational a way as possible given the complexity of the subject matter. Even so, Mlodinov himself says, if it all sounds horribly complicated it is because it is! At the end of this journey, i was left with an appreciation of the human mind and the mechanics of scientific inquiry, more than anything else. If you are of a curious bent of mind or if you just want to understand how you arrived where you are, this is the book for you.

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windcyclist
Jul 31, 2015

Leonard Mlodinow, wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and provides the endeavors of the giants of science in a down-to-earth rapid rhapsody that is accurate & entertaining to anyone who enjoys mixing adventure and science. If science teachers would get excited we all might have absorbed a lasting science appreciation. Highly recommended for dreamers of all ages.

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