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The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
by Alan Lightman
“Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences—old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at sea and the infinite expanse of space. “In this slight...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Screening Room: Family Pictures
by Alan Lightman
From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of the movies and a powerful grandfather whose ghost remains an ever-present force in the lives of his descendants.   Alan Lightman’s...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine
by Alan Lightman
From the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams, here is an inspires, lyrical meditation on religion and science that explores the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty, and the modern scientific discoveries that demonstrate the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world. As a physicist, Alan Lightman has always...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Politics, History and Current Events
In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books)
by Alan Lightman
In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks.We are all worried about wasting time. Especially in the West, we have...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
Dance for Two: Essays
by Alan Lightman
The author of Einstein's Dreams now presents a collection of essays, written over the past 20 years, that displays his genius for bringing literary and scientific concerns into ringing harmony. Sometimes provocative, sometimes fanciful, always elegantly conceived and written, these meditations offer readers a fascinating look into the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Mr g: A Novel About the Creation (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alan Lightman
“As I remember, I had just woken up from a nap when I decided to create the universe.” So begins Alan Lightman’s playful and profound new novel, Mr g, the story of Creation as told by God. Barraged by the constant advisements and bickerings of Aunt Penelope and Uncle Deva, who live with their nephew in the shimmering Void, Mr g...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Nonfiction
Reunion (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alan Lightman
Charles, a once-promising poet, is a professor at a minor liberal arts college, admiring of passion but without passion himself. Now living a desperately comfortable existence, he decides to return to his thirtieth college reunion. While there, he relives an intense love affair he had with a beautiful ballerina that forever changed his...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science, Including the Original Papers
by Alan Lightman
In this captivating and lucid book, novelist and science writer Alan Lightman chronicles twenty-four great discoveries of twentieth-century science--everything from the theory of relativity to mapping the structure of DNA.These discoveries radically changed our notions of the world and our place in it. Here are Einstein, Fleming, Bohr...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Living with the Genie: Essays On Technology And The Quest For Human Mastery
by Alan Lightman
"A group of remarkably penetrating, frank, and expert scientists, techno-wizards, activists, and writers raise provocative questions about what is gained and what is lost in a world enthralled by technology in this wonderfully soulful forum on life in the 'Wired World.' " -BOOKLIST Biotechnology, Cloning, Robotics, Nanotechnology......
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
The Diagnosis: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alan Lightman
From the bestselling author of Einstein’s Dreams comes this harrowing tale of one man's struggle to cope in a wired world, even as his own biological wiring short-circuits. As Boston’s Red Line shuttles Bill Chalmers to work one summer morning, something extraordinary happens. Suddenly, he can't remember which stop is his, where he...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
A Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit
by Alan Lightman
From the bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams comes this lyrical and insightful collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process--physics, astronomy, mathamatics--and exposes its beauty and intrigue.In these brilliant essays, Lightman explores the emotional life of science, the power of...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Song of Two Worlds
by Alan Lightman
In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative titled SONG OF TWO WORLDS, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy. After decades of living hung like a dried fly, emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
GOOD BENITO: A Novel
by Alan Lightman
From the author of the best-selling Einstein’s Dreams comes a wonderfully original, deeply moving, and wryly funny novel about the clash between the absolutes of science and the vagaries of human experience. Bennett always knew he would live a life of science. From the homemade rockets and experiments of his childhood to the complex...
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Ghost: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alan Lightman
A stunning new novel about an ordinary man's encounter with the extraordinary, from the author of Einstein's Dreams.David Kurzweil, a quiet man with modest ambitions, was taking a break at his new job, when he saw something out of the corner of his eye. Something no science could explain. Suddenly David's life is changed, and he soon...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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