The upright thinkers : the human journey from living in trees to understanding the cosmos
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New York : Pantheon Books, [2015].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780307908230, 0307908232
Physical Desc
viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Status
Kingston Free - Adult Non-Fiction
509 MLO
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North Smithfield - Adult Non-Fiction
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Westerly - Non-Fiction (2nd Floor-Reference Room)
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Published
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780307908230, 0307908232

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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."--Publisher's Web site.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mlodinow, L. (2015). The upright thinkers: the human journey from living in trees to understanding the cosmos (First edition.). Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mlodinow, Leonard, 1954-. 2015. The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey From Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos. Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mlodinow, Leonard, 1954-. The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey From Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos Pantheon Books, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mlodinow, Leonard. The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey From Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos First edition., Pantheon Books, 2015.

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