SEARCHING FOR STARS ON AN ISLAND IN MAINE


SEARCHING FOR STARS ON AN ISLAND IN MAINE

ALAN LIGHTMAN    Book Number: 86673    Product format: Hardback

'After a few minutes, my world had dissolved into that star-littered sky... And I found myself falling into infinity.' This profound meditation on religion and science will take you on a journey through the universe as physicist Alan Lightman, the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities at MIT, consolidates the traditional opponents of religion and science in this book. From atoms, ants and longing for absolutes in a relative world, to stars, transcendence and laws, this book will seek to explain how we see and interact with the world around us from the smallest ant, to the largest star. Learn more about the marriage between General Relativity and quantum physics or discover Einstein's denial of atheism in which the mathematician used a metaphor of a child standing in a library of books written in many languages. Includes extracts from other writers such as Roman philosopher and poet Lucretius, English theoretical physicist Paul Dirac, and true Arctic explorer Robert Edwin Peary, all of which are interwoven with his own lyrical commentary on considering the universe by visualising it as he sits on the dock in Maine at night-time. 234pp.
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ISBN 9781472152824
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