The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew

Lightman, Alan P., 1948-
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  • Creator Alan Lightman
  • Format Books
  • Publication First American edition. New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 157 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBNs 9780307908582, 0307908585
  • OCLC ocn829644498


  • Meditates on scientific findings that are changing the understanding of the cosmos, exploring such topics as the debate between science and religion, the conflict between the desire for permanence and nature's impermanence, and the ways technology has changed physical experiences.


  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • The accidental universe -- The temporary universe -- The spiritual universe -- The symmetrical universe -- The gargantuan universe -- The lawful universe -- The disembodied universe
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