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Alan Lightman

The New York Times has called Alan Lightman "highly original and imaginative." Each of his novels is a new exploration of that imagination, utterly unlike the others. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, and educated at Princeton and the California Institute of Technology (from which he received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003), Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1996, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and also won the 1996 American Institute of Physics Andrew Gemant Award for linking science to the humanities. His books have been translated into 30 languages, nominated for numerous awards, and singled out by National Public Radio and Book Sense. He lives in Concord, MA.



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A Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780375423208
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Published: Pantheon Books - January 1st, 2005

The Diagnosis: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375725500
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Published: Vintage - February 19th, 2002

Ghost Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780375421693
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Published: Pantheon - October 23rd, 2007

Einstein's Dreams (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781400077809
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Published: Vintage - November 9th, 2004

Good Benito Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780446671606
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 1st, 1996

Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimensions Cover Image
By Edwin A. Abbott, Alan Lightman (Introduction by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140435313
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 1st, 1998

Living with the Genie: Essays on Technology and the Quest for Human Mastery Cover Image
By Alan Lightman (Editor), Daniel Sarewitz (Editor), Christina Desser (Editor)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781559634199
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Published: Island Press - November 1st, 2003

The Best American Science Writing 2005 Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780060726423
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2005

The Diagnosis Cover Image
By Alan Lightman, Scott Brick (Read by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780736659031
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Published: Books on Tape - December 1st, 2000