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Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. It was short, and entertaining, and easy to read. The stories make you think, and you can definitely see Einstein's theories play out among them. I recommend this one. It only took me an afternoon to read. A quick, fun book. JenMat Jan 10, Very interesting, thought provoking book. Quick read.
They also underscore some fundamental conflicts in the human relationship to time. All are about time, and all are dreamt by Albert Einstein in Berne, in the spring and early summer of , as he works on his paper 'On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies' and proceeds inefficiently towards the special theory of relativity.
Some contain distorted traces of his discoveries. In one dream, people live up mountains and build their houses on stilts, having discovered that time flows relatively more slowly as one moves further from the centre of the earth. In another, banks, factories and houses are all motorised and constantly on the move, for time is money and slows down as you accelerate, so the faster you go the more you have. It bridges disciplines by linking intellectual understanding with the kind of relaxing enjoyment to be expected from a good novel. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.
Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 4, 1, 4. 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. In another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar. Now 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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Thanks Julie!! This little quick read is a fictional collection of Albert Einstein's Dreams. JenMat Jan 10, Very interesting, thought provoking book. ThriftySerendipity Dec 10, The dreams do more than just catalog our neuroses. THIS book contains 30 brief fictional dreams. Like the best fables, Lightman's seriousness is seductively cumulative. The writing, beautifully simple, conveys better than most texts the strangeness of Einstein's ideas. This book is a joy. A tolerant reader, having acclimatised to the prettiness, and having overcome the temptation to associate each image with a body lotion, a beer or a building society, may be able to see why Salman Rushdie judged the book to be 'so very beautifully written'.
The real problem is that Lightman's failings typify those of the members of the sentimentalist school of painting described by Rilke in his Letters on Cezanne: 'They painted 'I love this' instead of painting 'Here it is',' as Cezanne did.
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