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 ...
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 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.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0385533411. Hardcover in dust jacket. Light shelfwear to boards; dust jacket has some very light wear along the edges, but is not chipped or torn. Binding and pages remain solid, with no marks to text. Signed by the author on the first blank leaf; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.20 inches; 304 pages; Signed by Author.
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.
Very Good. 0224090496 2010, first edition. 285 pages. Signed by McEwan. Cloth fine. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, fine. Interior bright and unmarked. > First edition > DJ > SIGNED by Author.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 0385533411 First Print. Signed by the author on the title page. NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Complete # line 10987654321.
Very Good + in Good + jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Signed by Author. 283pp. Book in VGC+ Dust cover Good + condition. dust cover matt so slightly rubb ed top and tail spine and corners top edges also rubbed. Front cover has a signed copy sticker in it.
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