The Upright Thinkers : The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

The Upright Thinkers : The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

Mlodinow, Leonard

Editorial Penguin Books Ltd
Fecha de edición agosto 2016 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780141981017
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Resumen del libro

From the bestselling author of The Drunkard's Walk and Subliminal, this is the inspiring and illuminating story of how we have come to understand the world, from the invention of the very first tools to the mind-bending theories of quantum physics. Leonard Mlodinow guides us through the critical eras and events in the development of science, all of which, he demonstrates, were propelled forward by humankind's collective struggle to know. From the birth of reasoning and culture to the formation of the studies of physics, chemistry, biology, and modern-day quantum physics, we come to see that much of our progress can be attributed to simple questions - why? how? - bravely asked.

Mlodinow profiles some of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers who explored these questions - Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Lavoisier among them - and makes clear that just as science has played a key role in shaping the patterns of human thought, human subjectivity has played a key role in the evolution of science. At once authoritative and accessible, and infused with the author's trademark wit, this deeply insightful book is a stunning tribute to humanity's intellectual curiosity.

Biografía del autor

Leonard Mlodinowes doctor en física por la Universidad de California. Fue miembro del claustro del California Institute of Technology y obtuvo una beca de la fundación Alexander von Humboldt en el Instituto Max Planck de Física y Astrofísica en Múnich (Alemania). Ha trabajado como guionista de las series de televisiónStar Trek: The Next GenerationyMacGyver. En Crítica ha publicadoEl arcoiris de Feynman(2004),El andar del borracho(2008),Subliminal(2013) y, junto a Stephen Hawking,Brevísima historia del tiempo(2005) yEl gran diseño(2012).




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