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The Accidental Universe The World You Thought You Knew

By: Alan Lightman(Author)
159 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Constable
The Accidental Universe
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  • The Accidental Universe ISBN: 9781472109187 Hardback May 2014 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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In The Accidental Universe, physicist and novelist Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the needs of humankind.

Here, in a collection of exhilarating essays, Lightman shows us our own universe from a series of fascinating and diverse perspectives. He takes on the difficult dialogue between science and religion; the conflict between our human desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the possibility that our universe is simply an accident; the manner in which modern technology has divorced us from enjoying a direct experience of the world; and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by scientific logic and laws alone.

With his customary passion, precision, lyricism and imagination, in The Accidental Universe Alan Lightman leaves us with the suggestion – heady and humbling – that what we see and understand of the world and ourselves is only a tiny piece of the extraordinary, perhaps unfathomable whole.

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Biography

Alan Lightman is the author of six novels including Einstein's Dreams which was an international bestseller, and The Diagnosis, a finalist for the US National Book Award. He is also the author of two collections of essays, and several books on science. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Granta, the New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Nature, among many other publications. A theoretical physicist as well as a writer, he has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He lives in the Boston area.

By: Alan Lightman(Author)
159 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Constable
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"[...] a gem of a novel that is strange witty erudite and alive with Lightman's playful genius"
- Junot Diaz

"It would not seem possible for Alan Lightman to match his earlier tour de force, Einstein's Dreams, but in Mr G he has done so – with wit, imagination, and transcendent beauty"
- Anita Desai

"Alan Lightman might be the only writer who can dance through not just one but seven universes in a book not much larger than a human hand."
- The Columbus Dispatch

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