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Product Description: A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARAlan Lightman’s grandfather M.A. was the family’s undisputed patriarch. It was his movie theater empire that catapulted the Lightmans, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant family, to prominence in the South; his triumphs that would both galvanize and paralyze his descendants...read more

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9780307739841 | Vintage Books, February 23, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARAlan Lightman’s grandfather M.

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Product Description: [Read by Bronson Pinchot] From the acclaimed author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, here is a lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism, the early days of the movies, and a powerful grandfather whose ghost continues to haunt the family...read more

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9781481504874 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 10, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Read by Bronson Pinchot] From the acclaimed author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, here is a lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism, the early days of the movies, and a powerful grandfather whose ghost continues to haunt the family.
9781481504881 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 10, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Read by Bronson Pinchot] From the acclaimed author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, here is a lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism, the early days of the movies, and a powerful grandfather whose ghost continues to haunt the family.

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Product Description: From the acclaimed author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, here is a lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism, the early days of the movies, and a powerful grandfather whose ghost continues to haunt the family...read more
By Alan Lightman and Bronson Pinchot (narrator)

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9781481504867 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 10, 2015), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: From the acclaimed author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, here is a lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism, the early days of the movies, and a powerful grandfather whose ghost continues to haunt the family.

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Product Description: From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of the movies and a powerful grandfather whose ghost remains an ever-present force in the lives of his descendants...read more

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9780307379399 | Pantheon Books, February 10, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of the movies and a powerful grandfather whose ghost remains an ever-present force in the lives of his descendants.

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Product Description: Pages: 157 Language: English Publisher:. Vintage Alan Lightman is the author of six novels. including the international bestseller Einstein & rsquo; s Dreams and The Diagnosis. which was a National Book Award finalist He is also the author of two collections of essays and several ...read more

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9780307908582 | Pantheon Books, January 14, 2014, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: “Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions.

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9780345805959 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, October 7, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Pages: 157 Language: English Publisher:.

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9781482955941 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 14, 2014), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: [Read by Bronson Pinchot] From the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams and Mr.

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Product Description: [LIBRARY EDITION Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl Case with cloth sleeves that keep compact discs protected.] [Read by Bronson Pinchot] [Read by Bronson Pinchot] From the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams and Mr. g comes a meditation on the unexpected ways in which recent scientific findings have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our place in the cosmos...read more

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9781482955965, titled "The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 14, 2014), cover price $49.00 | About this edition: [LIBRARY EDITION Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl Case with cloth sleeves that keep compact discs protected.

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9781482955958 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 14, 2014), cover price $19.95

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Product Description: Alan Lightman, the internationally bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams, presents Mr g, a celebration of the highs and lows of existence, on the grandest possible scale: the story of Creation, as told by God. Once before time existed, Mr g woke up from a nap and decided to create the universe...read more

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9780307379993 | Pantheon Books, January 24, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: “As I remember, I had just woken up from a nap when I decided to create the universe.

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9780307744852 | Vintage Books, October 30, 2012, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Alan Lightman, the internationally bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams, presents Mr g, a celebration of the highs and lows of existence, on the grandest possible scale: the story of Creation, as told by God.

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9781455119752, titled "Mr. G: A Novel About the Creation" | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 24, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: [This is the MP3CD audiobook format.
9781455119745 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 24, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: With echoes of Calvino, Rushdie, and Saramago, this is a stunningly imaginative work that celebrates the tragic and joyous nature of existence on the grandest possible scale.

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Product Description: [This is the Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.] With echoes of Calvino, Rushdie, and Saramago, this is a stunningly imaginative work that celebrates the tragic and joyous nature of existence on the grandest possible scale...read more

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9781455119738 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 24, 2012), cover price $49.00 | About this edition: [This is the Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.

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9781455119721 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 24, 2012), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: With echoes of Calvino, Rushdie, and Saramago, this is a stunningly imaginative work that celebrates the tragic and joyous nature of existence on the grandest possible scale.

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Product Description: In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy. After decades of living "hung like a dried fly," emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find something to believe in, first turning to the world of science and then to the world of philosophy, religion, and human life...read more

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9781568814636 | A K Peters Ltd, October 1, 2009, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy.

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Product Description: A stunning new novel about an ordinary man's encounter with the extraordinary, from the author of Einstein's Dreams.David Kurzweil, a quiet man with modest ambitions, was taking a break at his new job, when he saw something out of the corner of his eye...read more

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9780375421693 | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, October 23, 2007), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Three months after being unexpectedly fired from his banking job, David takes a temporary position at a local mortuary, where he experiences an inexplicable encounter with the unknown that transforms his relationships with everyone around him.

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9780375713439 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, October 14, 2008), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A stunning new novel about an ordinary man's encounter with the extraordinary, from the author of Einstein's Dreams.

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Product Description: Alan Lightman’s first novel, Einstein’s Dreams, became an international best seller and was hailed by Salman Rushdie as “at once intellectually provocative and touching and comic and so very beautifully written.” His novel The Diagnosis, called “highly original and imaginative” by the New York Times, was a finalist for the National Book Award...read more

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9781605145792 | Unabridged edition (Findaway World Llc, February 15, 2008), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: Alan Lightman’s first novel, Einstein’s Dreams, became an international best seller and was hailed by Salman Rushdie as “at once intellectually provocative and touching and comic and so very beautifully written.

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A critical overview of some of the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century examines the impact of each breakthrough, the personalities and human drama involved, and its meaning in terms of the pattern of scientific discovery, drawing on the original papers of Einstein, Bohr, McClintock, Pauling, and other notable scientists. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

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9780375713453 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 14, 2006), cover price $21.00 | About this edition: A critical overview of some of the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century examines the impact of each breakthrough, the personalities and human drama involved, and its meaning in terms of the pattern of scientific discovery, drawing on the original papers of Einstein, Bohr, McClintock, Pauling, and other notable scientists.

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The author of Einstein's Dreams presents a deeply personal and insightful collection of essays exploring the human dimensions of science, furnishing vivid portraits of seminal scientists Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein, Edward Teller, and Vera Rubin, as well as reflections on science and art, imagination and metaphor in science, and the social and spiritual implications of technology. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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9780375423208 | Pantheon Books, January 18, 2005, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of essays exploring the human dimensions of science, furnishing portraits of seminal scientists Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein, Edward Teller, and Vera Rubin, as well as reflections on science and art, imagination and metaphor in science, and the social and spiritual implications of technology.

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9781400078196 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, January 3, 2006), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The author of Einstein's Dreams presents a deeply personal and insightful collection of essays exploring the human dimensions of science, furnishing vivid portraits of seminal scientists Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein, Edward Teller, and Vera Rubin, as well as reflections on science and art, imagination and metaphor in science, and the social and spiritual implications of technology.

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A critical overview of some of the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century examines the impact of each breakthrough, the personalities and human drama involved, and its meaning in terms of the pattern of scientific discovery, drawing on the original papers of Einstein, Bohr, McClintock, Pauling, and other notable scientists. 50,000 first printing.

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9780375421686 | Pantheon Books, November 22, 2005, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Examines the impact of some of the most noteworthy scientific advances of the twentieth century, including the personalities and human drama involved, and draws on the original papers of Einstein, Bohr, Hubble, and other scientists.

A latest collection in the annual series features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy, and other fields and is complemented by an accessible overview. Original. 30,000 first printing.
By Jesse Cohen (editor) and Alan Lightman (editor)

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9780060726423 | Perennial, September 1, 2005, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

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Presents essays by contributors from various fields of science, technology, literature, philosophy, and social sciences that look at the struggle between humans and technology.
By Christina Desser (editor), Alan Lightman (editor) and Daniel R. Sarewitz (editor)

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9781559634199 | Island Pr, November 1, 2003, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: Presents essays by contributors from various fields of science, technology, literature, philosophy, and social sciences that look at the struggle between humans and technology.

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9781559635745 | Island Pr, September 15, 2004, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Presents essays by contributors from various fields of science, technology, literature, philosophy, and social sciences that look at the struggle between humans and technology.

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The author of Einstein's Dreams tenderly traces the thirty-year-old love affair between Charles, now a fifty-two-year-old professor, as a twenty-two-year-old student, with a beautiful young dancer, set against the turbulent social and political upheaval of the 1960s. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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9780375421679 | Pantheon Books, July 1, 2003, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Attending his thirtieth college reunion, Charles, now a middle-aged professor, recalls his senior year, when he had an affair with a beautiful young dancer amidst the turbulent social and political upheaval of the 1960s.

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9780375713446 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 2004), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: The author of Einstein's Dreams tenderly traces the thirty-year-old love affair between Charles, now a fifty-two-year-old professor, as a twenty-two-year-old student, with a beautiful young dancer, set against the turbulent social and political upheaval of the 1960s.

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9780736694674 | Unabridged edition (Books on Tape, August 1, 2003), cover price $56.00

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Young Albert Einstein's dreams are imagined in a book that joins science and art to ponder such questions as the viscosity and flexibility of time. Reissue.

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9780679416463 | Pantheon Books, January 1, 1993, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A fictional recreation of Einstein's discovery of the nature of time follows the young Albert through 1905 Bern, Switzerland, as he sorts through the dreams that have persisted in his mind for several months

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9781400077809 | Vintage Books, November 1, 2004, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Young Albert Einstein's dreams are imagined in a book that joins science and art to ponder such questions as the viscosity and flexibility of time.
9780446670111 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, February 1, 1994), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Thirty vignettes take the reader back in time to 1905, when a young patent clerk named Albert Einstein was putting the finishing touches on his theory of relativity

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Product Description: Book by Lightman, Alan
By Jane Goodall (foreword by), Alan Lightman and Juliet Van Otteren (photographer)

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9780760759271 | Barnes & Noble, September 30, 2004, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Book by Lightman, Alan

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A group of leading physicists--Stephen Hawking, Kip S. Thorne, Igor Novikov, Timothy Ferris, and Alan Lightman--paints a vivid portrait of the possible future of black holes, gravity holes, and time travel in six readable essays that explore the deepest mysteries of the universe. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780393020229 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 2002, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A group of leading physicists--Stephen Hawking, Kip S.

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9780393324464 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 2003), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Presents essays that explore the deepest mysteries of the universe, including black holes, gravity holes, and time travel, by physicists Stephen Hawking, Kip S.

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Businessman Bill Chalmers descends into a nightmare as he pursues a diagnosis for the strange illness--involving a bizarre memory loss and a strange numbness that gradually affects his entire body--that has affected him. By the author of Einstein's Dreams. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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9780679436157 | Reprint edition (Pantheon Books, September 1, 2000), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Businessman Bill Chalmers descends into a nightmare as he pursues a diagnosis for his strange illness, which involves a bizarre memory loss and a strange numbness that gradually affects his entire body.
9780747549321, titled "Diagnosis" | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, August 1, 2000, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Tells the story of Bill Chalmers who loses his memory and identity while rushing to work one morning.

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9780375725500 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 1, 2002), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Businessman Bill Chalmers descends into a nightmare as he pursues a diagnosis for the strange illness--involving a bizarre memory loss and a strange numbness that gradually affects his entire body--that has affected him.

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9780736659048 | Unabridged edition (Books on Tape, January 1, 2001), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Alan Lightman's first novel, Einstein's Dreams, was greeted with international praise.

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9780736659031 | Unabridged edition (Books on Tape, January 1, 2001), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: On his way to work one morning, Bill Chalmers suddenly discovers that he cannot remember where he is going, what he is meant to be doing or, indeed, who he is.

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A new collection of the finest essays published in 1999 incorporates the work of Jamaica Kincaid, Edward Hoagland, Cynthia Ozick, Mary Gordon, Edwidge Danticat, and other distinguished masters of the essay genre. Simultaneous. 50,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
By Robert Atwan (editor) and Alan Lightman (editor)

Hardcover:

9780618035786 | Houghton Mifflin, October 26, 2000, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

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9780618035809 | Mariner Books, October 26, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

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