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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 creative compulsions shared by the scientist and the artist. Reading tour.

Table of Contents

Pas de deux — A flash of light — Smile — Is the earth round or flat? — If birds can fly, why, oh why, can't I? — Students and teachers — Time travel and Papa Joe's pipe — In his image — Mirage — To Cleave an atom — Elapsed expectations — A visit by Mr. Newton --Origins — A day in December — Progress — I=V/R — Nothing but the truth — Time for the stars — A modern-day yankee in a Connecticut court — The origin of the universe — How the camel got his hump — Ironland — Other rooms — Seasons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307789624
Subtitle:
Selected Essays
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
Lightman, Alan
Subject:
Science : Earth Sciences - General
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main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960326
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
169

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