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Author: Michael York,Alan Lightman
ISBN: 1558008543
ISBN13: 978-1558008540
Language: English
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc; Limited, Unabridged edition (December 1, 1992)
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It was runner up for the 1994 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award

It was runner up for the 1994 L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Einstein's Dreams was also the March 1998 selection for National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" Book Club. The novel has been used in numerous colleges and universities, in many cases for university-wide adoptions in "common-book" programs.

ALAN LIGHTMAN EINSTEIN’S DREAMS Alan Lightman was born in. .Einstein's Dreams, . Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

ALAN LIGHTMAN EINSTEIN’S DREAMS Alan Lightman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948 and educated at Princeton and at the California Institute of Technology, where he received a P. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. Alan lightman. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, in 1993.

The novel fictionalizes Albert Einstein as a young scientist who is troubled by dreams as he works on his theory of relativity in 1905. The book consists of 30 chapters, each exploring one dream about time that Einstein had during this period. The framework of the book consists of a prelude, three interludes, and an epilogue. Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman Einstein's Dreams is a 1992 novel by Alan Lightman.

A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, about time, relativity and physics. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds

A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, about time, relativity and physics. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children

Электронная книга "Einstein's Dreams", Alan Lightman A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, about time, relativity and physics.

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New York : Warner Books. In this provocative national bestseller, first-time novelist Lightman takes us back to 1905 and into the dreams of a young patent clerk named Albert Einstein, just as he was completing his theory of relativity. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; americana. Lightman lets the reader in on the workings of a creative scientific mind".

Everyone knows it. In Berne, it is just as in all cities and towns. One year before the end, schools close their doors. Why learn for the future, with so brief a future?

Everyone knows it. Their parents let them do what they wish. One month before the end, businesses close. The Bundeshaus halts its proceedings. The federal telegraph building on Speichergasse falls silent.

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In this provocative national bestseller, first-time novelist Lightman takes us back to 1905 and into the dreams of a young patent clerk named Albert Einstein, just as he was completing his theory of relativity. "Lightman lets the reader in on the workings of a creative scientific mind".--Kirkus Reviews.
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Buzalas
The best way to critically look at the mundane things our own world is to imagine a different one. Alan Lightman does this thirty times in order to help us understand the most mundane aspect of our existence: Time. It is the way it is, so we accept it without thought. But what if it was different?

As you already know from reading the description, these short fables (the longest one is 4 pages) are alternatives to the way time might function in this universe as imagined by Einstein's dreams as he comes up with the Theory of Relativity. Each universe is unique, and Lightman describes them with such fragrant imagery that the reader cannot help but step into the weird worlds where houses whiz around on wheels or are built on stilts topping the mountains, all in order to gain more time. But at the end of each description, Lightman questions our superficial view of time and the power we allow it to have over us. There was not a single chapter that after reading I did not have to put the book down and collect my thoughts.

This is the sort of book you can read in one sitting or place by your bed in order to ensure fantastic dreams every night for a month--and beyond. Because in the end, time is something we cannot avoid, so why not take some time to think about it?
Zugar
For me this book is structured more like music than like prose -- a set of variations on the theme of time, not a novelistic examination of the topic. Lightman's "hero" is the young Einstein, living in Bern in 1905, working in a patent office but spending all his energies on his theory of relativity. But it isn't Einstein's daytime life that is the subject of this book, though that is touched on in a prologue, three interludes, and an epilogue. Rather, what matters here are thirty chapters showing us thirty different dreams that Einstein has about time. These explore different ways in which time might work, and the ways in which people would react under those assumptions, and they are altogether delightful. Some read like visions, some like the premises of sci-fi stories, some like -- dreams. The writing is beautiful, highly concrete about physical detail and more than occasionally witty, both of which help anchor these visions. I don't have the scientific knowledge to appreciate some of what is going on -- some of the different varieties of time, I am told, reflect thinking about relativity and other great matters. But I didn't need it to enjoy this book a great deal. Those who love Calvino's "Invisible Cities" may be particularly entranced.
Xtreem
"Einstein's Dreams" is a favorite among all the books i have read, a small but profound gem that I have gifted to numerous friends. The author, Alan Lightman, is both a writer and thinker of exceptional talent, linking his own genius to that of Einstein. Apart from the stimulation that this book offers, it has helped me better appreciate the literature of several "new wave" 20th century French writers--Alain Robbe-Grillet and Patrick Modiano--who play games with the notions of time, upending our simple assumption that it always moves forward in a linear manner.
Olwado
"Einstein's Dreams", makes an intriguing attempt to characterize by exaggeration the implications of Einstein's theories as if they existed as altered states of existence in the real world. For example, how would people live if time went slower the faster you moved? How would they live if time progressed at a rate determined by your distance from the center of the earth? What if time traversed in reverse or was discontinuous. His depictions of life in these circumstances are absurd but they do capture the unsettling nature of Einstein's theories when they were first encountered by the educated public. As it was unfathomable to grasp the view of nature implied by his theories it is as bizarre to grasp the circumstances created by the author with these altered depictions of time. The book is both fun and absurd at the same time and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Rasmus
Theorizing about the nature of time, for an average joe like me, can get dangerously scientific. Formulae are an entire language that I don't understand. Yet simply contemplating the possible nature of time itself is something that appeals to me very much. I also, incidentally, usually read fictional literature. In that regard, Einstein's Dreams is a hybrid of both and is up my alley -- it aims to blend the nuances of the potentially bottomless, engulfing discussion that is the nature of time with whimsical storytelling.

The author does this by considering different worlds, different realities where time behaves differently. Where time may be spherical in a never-ending loop, or move faster at lower elevations, or be a straight arrow, like it is in our world. Scenarios are given for each concept, using fictional characters and their storylines as the vehicle.

What I didn't expect going into Einstein's Dreams is that it's equally philosophical about humanity as it is about the nature of time. Parallels can be drawn from each scenario: while they are all, on paper, ponder outlandish manifestations of time as promised, they are also about how humans live their lives. It's half a book about imaginative time theories and half a book teaching life lessons from a poignant narrative. I found this odd as you wouldn't think the two would entirely coalesce.

With Einstein's Dreams, that wouldn't be a wrong presumption. When they do blend well, they are thought-provoking. When they don't, they... aren't. The life lessons guised in theories of time range from several being *painfully* transparent, to a few nebulous ones that I couldn't find a moral in, and to some striking a nice cerebral balance, one that I wish the whole book could meet. I had to clock through the more shallow scenarios that were just too... lightweight... saccharine... FLUFF. And yet in other places I found a few great moments of wisdom that I may carry with me into the future. Probably everyone can find at least one musing in this book that speaks to their life and will make them think, though it may take some time searching.

If you're looking for a book about theoretical time and life lessons, then you might want to check this one out since... it's probably the only one of its kind. If you're looking specifically for one or the other, poetics on time or on life, you could find either in better places. As a singular hybrid title that fuses them together, Einstein's Dreams is a unique beast that, while a mixed bag in quality, is a fair way to pass the time.
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