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The upright thinkers: the human journey from living in trees to understanding the cosmos
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New York : Pantheon Books, [2015].
Physical Desc:
viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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509 M685 2015
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"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." --

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First edition.
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English
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9780307908230, 9780307908230, 0307908232

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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." --,Provided by publisher.
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Mlodinow, L. (2015). The upright thinkers: the human journey from living in trees to understanding the cosmos. First edition. New York, Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

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

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