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.
Publish date: February 1st 1994
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Time Travel
, Magical Realism
, Short Stories
Not quite what I thought it was going to be, but interesting and thought-provoking nonetheless. My expectations were more along the lines of a fictional re-creation of Einstein's musings concerning the physics of time as depicted through his daydreams. I was almost right. Instead, each entry ...
I love science. I also love learning about scientific theories and the scientists who brought them to light. Initially, I thought Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman was a true account of how Einstein came up with his theory of time (relativity). Instead this collection contains fictionalized diary e...
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...
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...
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...