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Science and Fiction

Saint Joan of New York

A Novel About God and String Theory

Authors: Alpert, Mark

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  • A humorous, page-turning and emotionally gripping story
  • Conveys en route the basics of string theory
  • The heroine is a likable role model for young women interested in math and science
  • Encourages readers to ponder on the fundamental nature of the universe
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SAINT JOAN OF NEW YORK is a novel about a math prodigy who becomes obsessed with discovering the Theory of Everything. Joan Cooper, a 17-year-old genius traumatized by the death of her older sister, tries to rebuild her shattered world by studying string theory and the efforts to unify the laws of physics. But as she tackles the complex equations, she falls prey to disturbing visions of a divine being who wants to help her unveil the universe’s mathematical design. Joan must enter the battle between science and religion, fighting for her sanity and a new understanding of the cosmos.

About the authors

Mark Alpert is a former editor at Scientific American and an internationally bestselling author of science-fiction thrillers. His first novel, Final Theory (Simon & Schuster, 2008), was published in 24 languages, condensed in Reader’s Digest, and optioned for film. He specializes in writing thrillers that explain scientific advances such as gene editing, brain-computer interfaces, self-replicating machines, and cyborg insects. He lives in New York with his wife and two kids.


Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • Introduction: Physics and the Search for Meaning

    Pages 1-16

    Alpert, Mark

  • Saint Joan of New York

    Pages 17-229

    Alpert, Mark

  • Author’s Note

    Pages 231-232

    Alpert, Mark

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32553-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32552-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Saint Joan of New York
Book Subtitle
A Novel About God and String Theory
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32553-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32553-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-32552-7
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 232
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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