Probable Impossibilities: Musings on Beginnings and Endings

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Price
$25.00  $23.00
Publisher
Pantheon Books
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.6 X 7.8 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781524749019
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About the Author

ALAN LIGHTMAN is the author of six novels, including the international best seller Einstein's Dreams and The Diagnosis, a finalist for the National Book Award. He has taught at Harvard and at MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He is currently professor of the practice of the humanities at MIT.

Reviews

A roaming, eye-opening, insightful, and literate collection of science writing . . . Complex science made accessible.--Kirkus Reviews

"Lightman's awe about the physical world is infectious. He speaks with the authority of a scientist, specifically a former Harvard astrophysicist, and the eloquence of a novelist . . . Probable Impossibilities offers a primer on many of modern science's most mind-blowing discoveries, incorporating profiles of scientists performing cutting-edge research. Lightman weaves his own story and voice though the book."--Publishers Weekly

"Radient . . . Provocative . . . Lightman, matching fact with awe, pilots readers on enlivening and enlightening thought voyages into such realms as quantum physics, genetics, miracles, and the expanding universe, each foray offering new coordinates, evocative vistas, and deepened understanding."--Booklist