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Sense of Mysterious : Science and the Human Spirit

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

ISBN13: 978-1400078196

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ISBN13: 978-1400078196
ISBN10: 1400078199
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2005
International: No

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

ISBN13: 978-1400078196

Alan Lightman

ISBN13: 978-1400078196
ISBN10: 1400078199
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: 2005
International: No
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.

Author Bio

Alan Lightman was born in Memphis Tennessee and educated at Princeton and at the California Institute of Technology where he received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. An active research scientist in astronomy and physics for two decades he has also taught both subjects on the faculties of Harvard and MIT. Lightman's novels include Einstein's Dreams which was an international best seller; Good Benito; The Diagnosis which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and Reunion. His essays have appeared in The New York Review of Books The New York Times Nature The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker among other publications. He lives in Massachusetts where he is adjunct professor of humanities at MIT. Einstein's Dreams The Diagnosis and Reunion are available in paperback from Vintage Books.. From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

A Sense of the Mysterious Words Metaphor in Science Inventions of the Mind The Contradictory Genius The One and Only Megaton Man Dark Matter A Scientist Dying Young Portrait of the Writer as a Young Scientist Prisoner of the Wired World Acknowledgments
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