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  • A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein

    By Palle Yourgrau

    Our Price: $24.94
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465092949
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: February 2006
    It is a widely known but little considered fact that Albert Einstein and Kurt Godel were best friends for the last decade and a half of Einstein's life. The two walked home together from Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study every day; they shared ideas about physics, philosophy, politics, and the lost world of German science in which they had grown up. By 1949, Godel had produced a remarkable proof: In any universe described by the Theory of Relativity, time cannot exist. Einstein endorsed this result-reluctantly, since it decisively overthrew the classical world-view to which he was committed. But he could find no way to refute it, and in the half-century since then, neither has anyone else. Even more remarkable than this stunning discovery, however, was what happened afterward: nothing. Cosmologists and philosophers alike have proceeded with their work as if Godel's proof never existed-one of the greatest scandals of modern intellectual history. A World without Time is a sweeping, ambitious book, and yet poignant and intimate. It tells the story of two magnificent minds put on the shelf by the scientific fashions of their day, and attempts to rescue from undeserved obscurity the brilliant work they did together.
  • Eight White Nights: A Novel

    By Andre Aciman

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312680565
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2011
    A young man goes to a Christmas Party in Upper Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three simple words: “I am Clara.” Over the following seven days, they meet every evening at the cinema. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly. The tension between them builds gradually – marked by ambivalence, hope, and distrust – culminating in a final scene on New Year’s Eve charged with magic and passion. 360p.
  • The Human Stain

    By Philip Roth

    Our Price: $25.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375726347
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: May 2001
    It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would astonish his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret and Nathan Zuckerman knows what it is. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. 361p.

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