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Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

Fans of Hawking’s work, his life, and the film The Theory of Everything will enjoy a more personal look into his extraordinary life.

Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change

Recommended for any listeners curious about how their minds work. ["With elements of self-help and business writing and including entertaining anecdotes and turns of phrase, this fantastically accessible science writing about the brain can be enjoyed by anyone. Of particular interest to those wishing to understand how to cope with the pace of change in the modern world": LJ 2/1/18 starred review of the Pantheon hc.]

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

While the book is informative and occasionally entertaining, there is little here that is original aside from personal stories of the author's father's hardships in Nazi Germany. Others, notably Daniel Boorstin (The Discoverers), have done better work in the history of science. Only for those with a casual interest in the history of science.


Many of the these topics have been similarly examined in Shankar Vedantam's The Hidden Brain, though Mlodinow introduces the new field of social neuroscience. [See Prepub Alert, 11/14/11.]


You'll know Caltech physicist Mlodinow as author of the best-selling The Drunkard's Walk, coauthor with Stephen Hawking of the mega-best-selling A Briefer History of Time—and author of Star Trek: The Next Generation...

War of the Worldviews

Highly recommended for readers interested in how scientific and spiritual worldviews differ and concur and for those who want an overview of both. [See Prepub Alert, 4/25/11.]

The Grand Design

Physicists Hawking (www...

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