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Leonard Mlodinow
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Leonard Mlodinow received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches at the California Institute of Technology. His previous books include three New York Times bestsellers: War of the Worldviews (with Deepak Chopra); The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), and The Drunkard’s Walk (also a New York Times Notable Book), as well as Feynman’s Rainbow and Euclid’s Window. He also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

www.its.caltech.edu/~len

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War of the Worldviews
Where Science and Spirituality Meet -- and Do Not
Written by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00

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War of the Worldviews
Science Vs. Spirituality
Written by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $26.00

Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that grew along with their friendship.

In War of... Read more >

War of the Worldviews
Where Science and Spirituality Meet -- and Do Not
Written by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

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A Briefer History of Time

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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A Briefer History of Time

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $22.00

From One of the Most Brilliant Minds of Our Time
Comes a Book that Clarifies His Most Important Ideas

Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, remains one of the landmark volumes in scientific writing of our time. But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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A Briefer History of Time

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $27.00

Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author’s engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Grand Design

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $18.00

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard... Read more >

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The Grand Design

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $28.00

The first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's great thinkers, The Grand Design is a marvelously concise book with new answers to the ultimate questions of life.

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is... Read more >

The Grand Design

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Drunkard's Walk
How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.95

With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe.

By showing us the true nature... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Drunkard's Walk
How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $24.95

In this irreverent and illuminating book, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Drunkard's Walk
How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Feynman's Rainbow
A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $14.95

Some of the brightest minds in science have passed through the halls of the California Institute of Technology. In the early 1980s, Leonard Mlodinow joined their ranks to begin a postdoctoral fellowship. Afraid he was not smart enough to be there, despite his groundbreaking Ph.D. thesis, he took his insecurities to... Read more >

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Subliminal
How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the worldour perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed. As in the bestselling The Drunkard’s Walk... Read more >

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Subliminal
How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $26.95

Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates... Read more >

Subliminal
How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

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