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This ordinary stardust : a scientist's path from grief to wonder / Alan R. Townsend.

Townsend, Alan R., (author.).

"A decade ago, Dr. Alan Townsend's family received two unthinkable, catastrophic diagnoses: his 4-year-old daughter and his brilliant and vivacious wife developed unrelated, life-threatening forms of brain cancer. As he witnessed his young daughter fightduring the courageous final months of her mother's life, Townsend - a lifelong scientist - was indelibly altered. He began to see scientific inquiry as more than a source of answers to a given problem, but also as a lifeboat: a lens on the world that could help him find peace with the painful realities he could not change. Through scientific wonder, he found ways to bring meaning to his darkest period. At a time when society's relationship with science is increasingly polarized while threats to human lifeon earth continue to rise, Townsend offers a balanced, moving perspective on the common ground between science and religion through the spiritual fulfillment he found in his work. Awash in Townsend's electrifying and breathtaking prose, This ordinary stardust offers hope that life can carry on even in the face of near-certain annihilation"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781538741184 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781538741184
  • ISBN: 1538741180 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781538741184
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2024.
Subject: Townsend, Alan R.
Townsend, Alan R. > Family.
Spouses of cancer patients > United States > Biography
Brain > Cancer > Patients > Family relationships.
Religion and science.

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