Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage ...Read MoreMichael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster. Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, "Solar" is a serious and darkly satirical novel, showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time. A story of one man's greed and self-deception, it is a profound and stylish new work from one of the world's great writers.Read Less
Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 287 pp.; 25 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First United States Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing.
Very Good in Good jacket. Signed. Signed by Author. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Text clean. Jacket rubbed. Boards lightly bumped at spine ends. Autgraphed copy sticker on front of jacket. Crease along length of front flap of jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author. ISBN: 9780385533416. Inventory No: 132328.
Very Good+ in Very Good, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, first printing as evidenced by a complete number line from 1 to 10; signed by Ian McEwan on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition.
Fine jacket. Signed. First Edition. Signed by author. Not personalized. Stated First Edition, first printing with full number line in fine / like new condition. Excellent condition inside and out. No damage to the book. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA.
Fine. 0385533411 Author Signed Hardcover. 2010 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
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