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  • 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: $5.50
    • 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

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375713439
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 2008
    Three months after being unexpectedly fired from his banking job, David takes a temporary position at a local mortuary, where he experiences an inexplicable encounter with the unknown that transforms his relationships with everyone around him, forces him to confront the shifting nature of reality, and explores the boundary between the physical world and the spiritual one. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Screening Room: A Memoir of the South

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307739841
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: February 2016
    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 grandfather M.A. Lightman was the family’s undisputed patriarch: it was his movie theater empire that catapulted the Lightmans to prominence in the South, his fearless success that both galvanized and paralyzed his children and grandchildren. In this moving, impressionistic memoir, the author chronicles his return to Memphis in an attempt to understand the origins he so eagerly left behind forty years earlier. As aging uncles and aunts begin telling family stories, Lightman rediscovers his southern roots and slowly recognizes the errors in his perceptions of both his grandfather and his father, who was himself crushed by M.A. The result is an unforgettable family saga that extends from 1880 to the present, set against a throbbing century of Memphis—the rhythm and blues, the barbecue and pecan pie, the segregated society—and including personal encounters with Elvis, Martin Luther King Jr., and E. H. “Boss” Crump. At the heart of it all is a family haunted by the memory of its domineering patriarch and the author’s struggle to understand his conflicted loyalties.(With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)From the Hardcover edition.
  • 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.
  • Song of Two Worlds

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781568814636
    • Publisher: AK PETERS
    • Published: October 2009
    A crumbling villa on the Mediterranean, a middle-aged Muslim man and his servant, and a tragic story shrouded in mystery. Join Alan Lightman, author of EINSTEIN’S DREAMS, on this unusual journey to explore questions with answers and questions without answers.
  • 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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