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A Sense of the Mysterious

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A Sense of the Mysterious by Alan Lightman
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Jan 03, 2006 | ISBN 9781400078196

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Praise

"Splendidly illuminating… Imprinted with Lightman’s scientific wonderment and poetic grace."
San Francisco Chronicle

“Original. . . . Heartfelt. . . . Illuminating. . . . Lightman writes with his characteristic, unmannered leanness. His style takes something from the scientists who ‘want to hear that call of certain truth, that clear note of a struck bell.’” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A fine introduction to the excitement and pleasures of science by a scientist who is a humanist in the noblest sense of the word."—Los Angeles Times

"This slender volume mixes insightful scientific biographies with revealing autobiographical accounts and leavens them both with clearly told physics lessons for lay readers." —The Boston Globe

“Wonderfully perceptive. . . . Finely chiseled essays.” —Scientific American

Table Of Contents

A Sense of the Mysterious
Words
Metaphor in Science
Inventions of the Mind
The Contradictory Genius
The One and Only
Megaton Man
Dark Matter
A Scientist Dying Young
Portrait of the Writer as a Young Scientist
Prisoner of the Wired World

Acknowledgments

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