The Accidental Universe

The Accidental Universe

The World You Thought You Knew

eBook - 2013
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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

Publisher: New York :, Pantheon Books,, 2013.
ISBN: 9780307908599
0307908593
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)

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ohfernlish Dec 07, 2014

Recommended by Maria Popova on Brainpickings http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/01/best-psychology-philosophy-books-2014

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