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The lamentations of Julius Marantz 3 editions

Cover of: The lamentations of Julius Marantz | Marc Estrin
About the Book

Marc Estrin follows another of his strange protagonists through a world troubled by what it knows and by how it applies that knowledge.From the first page, we are plunged into a global riot of paranoia, joy, and fear. But something is sadly familiar here, perhaps because we have been taught to anticipate a world in which people suddenly fly off the planet. It might be The Rapture. Or it might be some violation of the force of gravity. Whatever it is, it's spreading madness, religious hysteria, and some truly formidable government powers.The voice of these Lamentations is a sixty-something, club-footed scientist named Julius Marantz, an obsessive researcher who suffers from both forbidden knowledge and and insistent conscience. As his spirit and his heart begin to fail, Julius realizes what is lost to him: a childhood of possibility, the consolation of belief, and the undying optimism of a father who taught him the principles of physics on the roller coaster and the parachute jump.Part a portrait of cynical politics and religious fervor, part scientific speculation and part meditation on the glories of Coney Island, The Lamentations of Julius Marantz traces the rise and fall of science ina truly personal story that finally fairly ascends.

3 editions First published in 2007

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Cover of: The Lamentations of Julius Marantz
The Lamentations of Julius Marantz
2010, Unbridled Books
Electronic resource in English
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The Lamentations of Julius Marantz
November 1, 2007, Unbridled Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: The lamentations of Julius Marantz
The lamentations of Julius Marantz
2007, Unbridled Books
in English

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