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  • A Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375423208
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: January 2005
    Lightman records his personal struggles to reconcile certainty with uncertainty, logic with intuition, questions with answers and questions without. He explores the emotional life of science, the power of metaphor and imagination in science, the creative moment, the different uses of language in science and literature, and the alternate ways in which scientists and humanists think about the world. Original, thoughtful, and beautifully written, 'A Sense of the Mysterious' confirms Alan Lightman's unique position at the crossroads of science and art.
  • Ancient Light: Our Changing View of the Universe

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674033627
    • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: September 1991
    A leading astrophysicist summarizes the new theories of the origin of the universe and explains how they discredit older hypotheses, such as the "Big Bang" theory
  • Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs In 20th Century Science

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375713453
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: November 2006
    A critical overview of some of the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century examines the impact of each breakthrough, the personalities and human drama involved, and its meaning in terms of the pattern of scientific discovery, drawing on the original papers of Einstein, Bohr, McClintock, Pauling, and other notable scientists. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

    By Edwin A. Abbott

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140435313
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 1998
    A humorous examination with serious overtones of the concepts of space, time, and dimension
  • Ghost: A Novel

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375421693
    • Publisher: PANTHEON
    • Published: October 2007
    'Ghost' is the story of a simple man who's life is systematically changed through a metaphysical encounter that transforms his very definition of reality. This thrillingly original novel from theoretical physicist and award-winning author and essayist Alan Lightman, sheds a new light on the world of the paranormal through its candid portayal of the simplicty of life, amid a vast and cornucopic array of extraordianry occurrences. As the main character is seen struggling with his newfound understanding of life and death, readers are lead along with him on a remarkable investigation o science and religion, skepticism and faith, and the physical and spiritual forces at play in our everyday lives.
  • Great Ideas in Physics: The Conservation of Energy, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, The Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780071357388
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
    • Published: July 2000
    The conservation of energy, the second law of thermodynamics, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics­­together, these concepts form the foundation upon which modern physics was built. But the influence of these four landmark ideas has extended far beyond hard science. There is no aspect of twentieth-century culture­­including the arts, social sciences, philosophy, and politics­­that has not been profoundly influenced by them.In Great Ideas in Physics, Alan Lightman clearly explains the physics behind each of the four great ideas and deftly untangles for lay readers such knotty concepts as entropy, the relativity of time, and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Throughout the book he uses excerpts from the writings of scientific luminaries such as Newton, Kelvin, Einstein, and de Broglie to help place each in its proper historical perspective. And with the help of expertly annotated passages from the works of dozens of writers, philosophers, artists, and social theorists, Lightman explores the two-way influences of these landmark scientific concepts on our entire human culture and the world of ideas.
  • Ideas and Opinions

    By Albert Einstein

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679601050
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: June 1994
    Based on Mein Weltbild, edited by Carl Seelig, and other sources. New translations and revisions by Sonja Bargmann.
  • Mr g: A Novel About the Creation (Vintage Contemporaries)

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307744852
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: October 2012
    Alan Lightman, the internationally bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams, presents Mr g, a celebration of the highs and lows of existence, on the grandest possible scale: the story of Creation, as told by God. Once before time existed, Mr g woke up from a nap and decided to create the universe. In the shimmering Void, where he lives with his Aunt Penelope and Uncle Deva, he creates time, space, and matter. Soon follow stars, planets, animate matter, consciousness,and intelligent beings with moral dilemmas. But the creation of space and time has unintended consequences, including the arrival of Belhor, a clever and devious rival. Belhor delights in needling Mr g, demanding explanations for the inexplicable, offering his own opinions on the fledgling universes, and maintaining the necessity of evil. As Mr g’s favorite universe grows, he discovers how an act of creation can change everything in the world—including the creator himself.
  • Origins : The Lives and Words of Modern Cosmologists

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674644700
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: September 1990
    Includes candid interviews with twenty-seven cosmologists in which they discuss their early influences, prejudices, world views, and theories
  • Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400078196
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2006
    In these brilliant essays, the bestselling author of 'Einstein's Dreams' explores the emotional life of science, the power of imagination, the creative moment, and the alternate styles in which scientists and humanists think about the world. Along the way, Lightman ruminates on some of the greatest minds of our time, including, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Edward Teller, and astronomer Vera Rubin. 211p.
  • The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345805959
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: October 2014
    “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 volume, Lightman looks toward the universe and captures aspects of it in a series of beautifully written essays, each offering a glimpse at the whole from a different perspective: here time, there symmetry, not least God. It is a meditation by a remarkable humanist-physicist, a book worth reading by anyone entranced by big ideas grounded in the physical world.”—Peter L. Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University
  • The Diagnosis

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $9.00
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375725500
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2002
    The 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 works, or even who he is. The only thing he can remember is his corporate motto: the maximum information in the minimum time. From the author of Einstein's Dream. 370p.
  • The Diagnosis

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112067460
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: 2000
    (2000). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Lightman. Light rubbing to foot of spine. NF/NF.
  • The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs In 20th-Century Science, Including The Original Papers

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375421686
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: 2005
    An extraordinary chronicle of scientific discovery in the 20th century, including twenty-four original papers in physics, chemistry, biology, and astronomy. Lightman outlines the intellectual and emotional landscape of each discovery, portrays the personalities and human dramas of the scientists involved, and explains the significance and impact of the work. Notes, Index. B&W illus. 640p.
  • The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins

    By Alan H. Guth

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780201149425
    • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
    • Published: April 1997
    From the early days of intellectual curiosity to the victory of experimental confirmation, a noted physicist illustrates the theory of the inflationary universe and offers a firsthand account of his paradigm-breaking discovery of how the universe began

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