9780525432593-0525432590-Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

ISBN-13: 9780525432593
ISBN-10: 0525432590
Edition: Reprint
Author: Lightman, Alan
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780525432593
ISBN-10: 0525432590
Edition: Reprint
Author: Lightman, Alan
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lightman, Alan wrote Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine comprising 240 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0525432590 and 9780525432593. Since then Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.38 or rent at the marketplace.

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As a physicist, Alan Lightman has always held a scientific view of the world. But one summer evening, while looking at the stars from a small boat at sea, Lightman was overcome by the overwhelming sensation that he was merging with something larger than himself—an eternal unity, something absolute and immaterial.

The result is an inspired, lyrical meditation from the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams that explores these seemingly contradictory impulses. Lightman draws on sources ranging from Saint Augustine's conception of absolute truth to Einstein's theory of relativity, and gives us a profound inquiry into the human desire for truth and meaning, and a journey along the different paths of religion and science that become part of that quest. This small but provocative book explores the tension between our yearning for certainty and permanence versus the modern scientific view that all things in the physical world are uncertain and impermanent.

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