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Sense of Mysterious : Science and the Human Spirit - 05 edition

Sense of Mysterious : Science and the Human Spirit (ISBN10: 1400078199; ISBN13: 9781400078196)
ISBN13: 978-1400078196
ISBN10: 1400078199

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0375423208
ISBN10: 0375423206

Summary: From the bestselling author of ''Einstein's Dreams ''comes this lyrical and insightful collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process and exposes its beauty and intrigue. In these brilliant essays Lightman explores the emotional life of science the power of imagination the creative moment and the alternate ways in which scientists and humanists think about the world. Along the way he provides in-depth portraits of some of the great geniuses of
our time including Albert Einstein Richard Feynman Edward Teller and astronomer Vera Rubin. Thoughtful beautifully written and wonderfully original ''A Sense of the Mysterious'' confirms Alan Lightman's unique position at the crossroads of science and art.
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Summary: From the bestselling author of ''Einstein's Dreams ''comes this lyrical and insightful collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process and exposes its beauty and intrigue. In these brilliant essays Lightman explores the emotional life of science the power of imagination the creative moment and the alternate ways in which scientists and humanists think about the world. Along the way he provides in-depth portraits of some of the great geniuses of our time including Albert Einstein Richard Feynman Edward Teller and astronomer Vera Rubin. Thoughtful beautifully written and wonderfully original ''A Sense of the Mysterious'' confirms Alan Lightman's unique position at the crossroads of science and art. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 01/03/2006
International: No

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