Dance for Two, Selected Essays

Dance for Two, Selected Essays

by Alan Lightman (Author), Alan Lightman (Author)

Synopsis

This is a collection of essays which display the author's talent for bringing literary and scientific concerns into harmony. These meditations touch upon both the ethereal and the corporeal: the dependence of a ballerina on the laws of physics; the chice every scientist makes between tinkering and theorizing; the unscientific nature of discovery; the mystery of human flight without propellers; and the impulse behind the unprompted smile. In "Dance for Two", Alan Lightman offers readers a look into the creative complusions shared by the scientist and the artist, and a glimpse as well into his own imagination. Alan Lightman is the author of "Einstein's Dreams".

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published: 22 Aug 1996

ISBN 10: 0747529213
ISBN 13: 9780747529217