Brown University


The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

by Alan Lightman
Pantheon, January 2014   ISBN: 978-030790858-2
Price: $24.00

“Lightman is one of the few physicists who can name-check the Dalai Lama, astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Dostoevsky, and dark energy in the same work, while deftly guiding readers through discussions of modern physics and philosophy.  Here he has composed a thoughtful, straightforward collection of essays that invite readers to think deeply about the world around them.” --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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