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Dance for Two by Alan Lightman
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Mar 26, 1996 | ISBN 9780679758778

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“Alan Lightman is one of our most consistently fascinating writers.”
—Annie Dillard
“Lightman has an uncanny way of presenting complex concepts with familiar examples and analogies—so that readers will both deepen their appreciation of science and their love of fine literature.”
—Stephen Jay Gould
“Novelist, essayist, physicist, and master of prose style, Alan Lightman continues his extraordinary voyage into unexplored regions of life, time, and the imagination. Dance for Two is a compelling book of flawless prose from a unique mind.”
—Richard Preston

Table Of Contents

Foreword ix

Pas de Deux 3

A Flash of Light 6

Smile 12

Is the Earth Round or Flat? 17

If Birds Can Fly, Why, Oh Why, Can’t I? 22

Students and Teachers 29

Time Travel and Papa Joe’s Pipe 39

In His Image 45

Mirage 54

To Cleave an Atom 58

Elapsed Expectations 68

A Visit by Mr. Newton 73

Origins 79

A Day in December 84

Progress 87

I=V/R 94

Nothing but the Truth 100

Time for the Stars 107

A Modern-Day Yankee in a Connecticut Court 117

The Origin of the Universe 133

How the Camel Got His Hump 142

Ironland 145

Other Rooms 151

Seasons 159

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