Einstein's Dreams

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Author(s): Alan Lightman
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2015
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Product Number: Z100092850
Released: May 19, 2015
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ISBN: #9781504624367
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
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In poetic vignettes, Einstein's Dreams explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence. A modern classic, Einstein's Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. 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, and people are fated to repeat their 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. In another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar. Translated into thirty languages, Einstein's Dreams has inspired playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters all over the world. In poetic vignettes it explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence.

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Author(s): Alan Lightman
Narrator(s): Grover Gardner
Product Number DD17329
Released: May 18, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504624428
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Author(s): Alan Lightman
Product Number EB00171644
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307789747

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