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Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman
Einstein's Dreams
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In this provocative national bestseller, first-time novelist Lightman takes us back to 1905 and into the dreams of a young patent clerk named Albert Einstein, just as he was completing his theory of relativity. "Lightman lets the reader in on the workings of a creative scientific mind".--Kirkus... show more
In this provocative national bestseller, first-time novelist Lightman takes us back to 1905 and into the dreams of a young patent clerk named Albert Einstein, just as he was completing his theory of relativity. "Lightman lets the reader in on the workings of a creative scientific mind".--Kirkus Reviews.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446670111 (0446670111)
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
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3.0 Review of Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
This is a very difficult book to read. It is a short book with many short chapters that each tell a different fictional story that takes a unique look at how the concept of time works. The ideas are based off of Einstein and his theory of relativity (Einstein is the subject of a few interlude chap...
Linhtalinhtinh
Linhtalinhtinh rated it
A small book and yet it contains so many big ideas. Simple writing and yet it takes time to fully digest.It somewhat reminds me of [b:Invisible Cities|9809|Invisible Cities|Italo Calvino|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348058607s/9809.jpg|68476], b/c of its fantastic elements. But its to...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it
5.0
I had an awful Physics teacher at University, but one thing he was good at was getting the class to understand Einstein's Theory of Relativity, which has always fascinated me.This book was brilliant. Imagine a world where time is a circle.Or a world where cause and effect are erratic. Or a world whe...
NTE
NTE rated it
To heavy for right now: or I'm too dense for it right now.
The Book Devourer
The Book Devourer rated it
5.0
I think I started this book almost a week ago, thinking it was going to be a lunchtime read for me, a couple of days lunches at the most. And then I started reading it and I would stop every few pages and look around. I read it aloud to my husband, my best friend, to myself. If this book belonged to...
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