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Cokesbury

The Accidental Universe

The World You Thought You Knew
  • By Alan Lightman
$10.99
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"Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences--old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at sea and the infinite expanse of space.
"In this slight volume, Lightman looks toward the universe and captures aspects of it in a series of beautifully written essays, each offering a glimpse at the whole from a different perspective: here time, there symmetry, not least God. It is a meditation by a remarkable humanist-physicist, a book worth reading by anyone entranced by big ideas grounded in the physical world."
--Peter L. Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780345805959
    • Manufacturer: VINTAGE
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780345805959
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2014
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Alan Lightman
    • Page Count: 176
    • Weight: 0.81 pounds
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