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Lightman, Alan P. 1948-

Works: 136 works in 590 publications in 23 languages and 25,652 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Sources  Biography  Miscellanea  Domestic fiction  Popular works  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, zxx
Classifications: PS3562.I45397, 813.54
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Einstein's dreams by Alan P Lightman( Book )
108 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 2,914 libraries worldwide
In 1905, Einstein publishes three important papers based on his dreams, each one with a different concept of time
The discoveries by Alan P Lightman( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Thai and held by 1,863 libraries worldwide
An unprecedented explosion of creativity, insight, and breakthrough occurred in every field of science in the last century. These discoveries profoundly changed the way we understand the world and our place in it. Now physicist and novelist Lightman tells the stories of two dozen of the most seminal discoveries. He paints the intellectual and emotional landscape of each discovery, portrays the personalities and human drama of the scientists involved, and explains the significance and impact of the work. He explores such questions as whether there were common patterns of research, whether the discoveries were accidental or intentional, and whether the scientists were aware of or oblivious to the significance of what they had found. Finally, Lightman gives a guided tour through each of the original papers, which are included in the book.--From publisher description
The diagnosis by Alan P Lightman( Book )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 1,518 libraries worldwide
Bill Chalmers endures a battery of medical tests to find a diagnosis for his numbness and memory loss
Ghost by Alan P Lightman( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
When a divorced and childless forty-two-year-old man takes a job at a local mortuary, his encounter with a supernatural event brings unwanted consequences
Ancient light : our changing view of the universe by Alan P Lightman( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of cosmology, including its history, the theories and the evidence, the new discoveries, the outstanding questions and controversies
Reunion by Alan P Lightman( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
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
Mr g : a novel about the creation by Alan P Lightman( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
Bored with his existence in the shimmering Void with his bickering Uncle Deva and Aunt Penelope, Mr g wakes up from a nap one day and decides to create the universe only to be challenged by intellectual rival Belhor
Origins : the lives and worlds of modern cosmologists by Alan P Lightman( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
Reveals the human being within the scientist, in a unique study of the philosophical, personal, and social factors that enter into the scientific process. Twenty-seven cosmologists talk candidly about their childhood and early influences, their motivations, prejudices, and world views
Good Benito by Alan P Lightman( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 816 libraries worldwide
The story of a scientific genius. The novel analyzes his development from a curiosity-filled child to a professor of physics. But genius comes at a price, in his case the inability to connect with humans. By the author of Einstein's Dreams
Time for the stars : astronomy in the 1990s by Alan P Lightman( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Discusses the current state of American astronomy
Living with the Genie : essays on technology and the quest for human mastery ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
"Science and technology continually transform our experience and society in ways that often seem to be beyond our control. Today different areas of research and innovation are advancing synergistically and multiplying the rate and magnitude of technological and societal change. As the power of technology continues to accelerate, who will be the master of whom?" "In Living with the Genie, leading writers and thinkers come together to confront this question from many perspectives, through provocative essays that open the door to a new dialogue on how technology may be changing what it means to be human, in ways we scarcely comprehend."--Jacket
Revealing the universe : prediction and proof in astronomy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Great ideas in physics by Alan P Lightman( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Problem book in relativity and gravitation by Alan P Lightman( Book )
25 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Radiative processes in astrophysics by George B Rybicki( Book )
31 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Radiative Processes in Astrophysics: This clear, straightforward, and fundamental introduction is designed to present-from a physicist's point of view-radiation processes and their applications to astrophysical phenomena and space science. It covers such topics as radiative transfer theory, relativistic covariance and kinematics, bremsstrahlung radiation, synchrotron radiation, Compton scattering, some plasma effects, and radiative transitions in atoms. Discussion begins with first principles, physically motivating and deriving all results rather than merely presenting finished formulae. Howev
Great ideas in physics : the conservation of energy, the second law of thermodynamics, the theory of relativity, and quantum mechanics by Alan P Lightman( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
What does it mean to say that time and space are relative? How can an electron be in two places at once? For anyone who wants a basic understanding of the physical processes that define the universe, Lightman provides the perfect introduction in Great Ideas in Physics. In addition to explaining physics, he brings in relevant passages from philosophy and literature to demonstrate how these great ideas have impacted the world of thought
Time travel and Papa Joe's pipe by Alan P Lightman( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
A modern day yankee in a Connecticut court : and other essays on science by Alan P Lightman( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Dance for two : selected essays by Alan P Lightman( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 422 libraries worldwide
The author of Einstein's Dreams now presents a collection of essays, written over the past 20 years, that displays his genius for bringing literary and scientific concerns into ringing harmony. Sometimes provocative, sometimes fanciful, always elegantly conceived and written, these meditations offer readers a fascinating look into the creative compulsions shared by the scientist and the artist. Reading tour
The best American science and nature writing 2013 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
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Alternative Names
Alan Lightman US-amerikanischer Astrophysiker und Schriftsteller
Lajtman, A.
Lajtman, Alan 1948-
Lightman Alan
Lightman, Alan 1948-
Lightman, Alan P.
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-
Lightman, Alan P. (Alan Paige), 1948-
Lightman, Alan Paige
Lightman, Alan Paige 1948-
Ален Лајтман
Лайтман, Алан американский физик, романист и эссеист
آلن لايتمان، 1948-
الن لایتمن
ライトマン, アラン
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