Andrew Sean Greer's remarkable and sweeping novel is an exploration into chances taken and lost, of love found and broken, and of time's gravitational pull on the lives of everyday and extraordinary people.
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Publisher: Faber & Faber
It's 1965, on a small island in the South Pacific, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways. Andrew Sean Greer's remarkable and sweeping novel is an exploration into chances taken and lost, of love found and broken, and of time's gravitational pull on the lives of everyday and extraordinary people.
When lightning strikes sand , fulgurites are produced , vitreous branched tubes
marking the path of the storm ' s discharge . It is curious that fulgurites contain
lechatelierite , just like tektites , and different kinds of silica glass . It appears that
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77 231 BJ 1874-79 AN 79 31 In 1877 Schulhof computed several ophemerides ,
and Palisa found the planet after charting 2800 stars along the path , AN 89 129 .
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less. 'A riveting and fascinating novel full of stunning observations and brilliant moments of truth and sympathy.' Colm Tóibín It is 1953, and in San Francisco Pearlie, a dutiful housewife, finds herself caring for both her husband's fragile health and her polio-afflicted son. Then one morning someone from her husband's past appears on their doorstep. His arrival throws all the certainties by which Pearlie has lived into doubt, and is brought face to face with the desperate measures people are prepared to take to escape the confines of their lives.
It is 1985, and Greta Wells wishes she lived in any time but this one: she has lost her brother to AIDS, her lover Nathan to another woman, and can not seem to go on alone.
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Publisher: Faber & Faber
It is 1985, and Greta Wells wishes she lived in any time but this one: she has lost her brother to AIDS, her lover Nathan to another woman, and can not seem to go on alone. To ease her sadness, her doctor suggest an unusual procedure, one that opens doors of insight into the relationships in her life, her conflicting affections, and the limitations put on a woman's life. Throughout, Greta glimpses versions of war, history, herself, and the people she loves, and as the procedures come to an end, she realizes she must make a choice: one which will close every door but one, forever.
Author: International Astronomical Union. ColloquiumPublish On: 1972
Moreover , the recrystallization observed mainly along faults ( indicating local
loss in ductility , i.e. , embrittlement ) , " shear fractures , " and " deformation due to
prolonged stress action " seem to fit well the path leading to hydrogen brittle ...
Author: International Astronomical Union. Colloquium
Astronomical observations of the asteroids are discussed. The origin of asteroids and their interrelationships with comets, meteorites, and meteors are considered. Possible space missions and further topics of research are also discussed.
... which corresponds to the angle subtended by the breadth of a human hair at a
distance of 10 miles ! The corresponding distance of the sun is 93 , 005 , 000
miles . There are two methods by which a knowledge of the path of a minor planet ...
He may , of course , have named the planet after Saint - Barbara . ... 218 , 117 ] «
The eclipse track lay almost entirely across the water , but fortunately in its path
there was a small coral reef , only 7 miles long , and unknown ten years ...
Be that as it may, the minor planets exist, and most of them keep strictly to the gap
between the paths of Mars and Jupiter. Some, however, wander away from the
main swarm, and may approach the Earth. Thus Eros, discovered in 1898, can at
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda ...
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Publisher: Hachette UK
A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review). WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award, and the California Book Award Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town? ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy. "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, The Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."--Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review
Max Tivoli is writing the story of his life. He is nearly seventy years old, but he looks as if he is only seven - for Max is ageing backwards. The tragedy of Max's life was to fall in love at seventeen with Alice, a girl his own age - but to her, Max looks like an unappealingly middle-aged man. However when Max reaches the age of thirty-five, with an appearance to match, he has his second chance at love. But tragedy befalls this star-crossed couple, and desperate measures are required.
Then , beyond the path round which Mars urges his course , the student must
picture to himself the interlacing paths of hundreds of asteroids , tiny orbs
compared with even the least of the minor family of planets , yet each pursuing ...
... along the ecliptic ( path of the sun among the stars near the paths of the
planets ] where minor planets were most likely to ... The difference in position
between a minor planet and a comparison star were measured with a micrometer
Four minor planets will be brighter than 10th magnitude in the May - July period :
Opposition Data Minor Planet 1989 Date Magnitude Declination 29 Amphitrite
MAY 03 +9.6 22 ° S 20 Massalia MAY 10 +9.8 17 ° S 10 Hygieo JUN 06 +9.0 25 ...
Author: Astronomical Society of Southern AfricaPublish On: 1989
Two Minor Planet Occultations Observed from the Transvaal T.P. Cooper & M.D.
Overbeek Summary Results of two positively observed minor planet occultations
are presented . These events are the first two minor planet occultations observed
The orbit of Planet X is believed to be inclined to the ecliptic (the Earth's orbit) at
about 120°. This means that the planet travels backward along a path at 60° to
the ecliptic, which is much more than the path of any other planet. planet, minor ...
... the miniature of our own earth. Then beyond the path round which Mars urges
his course, the student must picture to himself the interlacing paths of hundreds of
asteroids, tiny orbs compared with even the least of the minor family of planets, ...
The longitude of the point at which the minor planet crosses the plane of the
ecliptic from south to north ( ascending node ) reckoning from the Vernal Equinox
( 0° ) . 3 . The longitude of perihelion õ . 4 . The semi - major axis ( a ) of the orbit .
Under Possible Path , three pairs of numbers are listed , giving in integral
degrees the longitude ( Lo_ , east of ... Most of the asteroidal orbital elements
have been published in recent issues of the Minor Planet Circulars ( MPC ) , and