Search Results: "Leonard Mlodinow"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Splendid exposition, accessible to the mathematically challenged as well as the mathematically inclined."
Halfway through this articulate and droll history of math and physics, you wonder: Who is this guy with the unpronounceable name you want to recommend to all your friends? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2003

"Inspiring and very readable portrait of a free-spirited genius."
A former Caltech physicist pulls no punches as he recalls his encounters with Richard Feynman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"A breathtaking survey of the human mind exponentially accelerating the accumulation of knowledge, from pratfalls to ventures beyond the veil."
A selective, guided tour of the human accumulation of knowledge from American physicist and former CalTech instructor Mlodinow (Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"A diverting but scattershot examination of undeniably intriguing aspects of human behavior."
Physicist Mlodinow (Physics/Caltech; The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, 2008, etc.) takes a wide-ranging look at some of the mysteries of the unconscious mind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2008

"A science geek's delight, and useful reading for the inveterate gambler of the house."
Forget about planning for the future: Chaos is king, the random reigns and no system can beat the house odds. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A useful primer on the virtues of clear thinking, but somewhat lacking in substance."
An alternatingly enlightening and frustrating dialogue between one of the world's greatest physicists and one of its greatest metaphysicists. Read full book review >

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BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >

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SONGS FOR THE EARTH by Leonard Gibbs
Released: Feb. 11, 2009

"Poetry that's strongest when describing everyday wonders."
This collection of short lyric poems faces in two different directions-God and galaxy, marching ponderously across the page and toward a celebration of the commonplace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 28, 2002

"Timely, irresistible cultural criticism from one of the best literary journalists in—and also outside—the business."
Extended quotation will be the tactic favored by most reviewers of this stimulating essay collection sparkling with Leonard's trademark breezy style and flair for phrasemaking (Smoke and Mirrors, 1997; When the Kissing Had to Stop, 1999). Read full book review >