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Albert Einstein : a biography

Author: Albrecht Fölsing
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Albert Einstein's achievements are not just milestones in the history of science; decades ago they became an integral part of the twentieth-century world in which we live. Like no other modern physicist he altered and expanded our understanding of nature. Like few other scholars, he stood fully in the public eye. In a world changing with dramatic rapidity, he embodied the role of the scientist by personal example.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Fölsing, Albrecht, 1940-
Albert Einstein.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1997
(OCoLC)606005490
Online version:
Fölsing, Albrecht, 1940-
Albert Einstein.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1997
(OCoLC)606171046
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albrecht Fölsing
ISBN: 0670855456 9780670855452
OCLC Number: 35033555
Description: xiii, 882 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Childhood, youth, student years; the Patent Office; the new Copernicus; the noise of war and the size of the universe; splendour and burden of fame; unified theory in a time out of joint; the pacifist and the bomb.
Other Titles: Albert Einstein.
Responsibility: Albrecht Fölsing ; translated from the German by Ewald Osers.

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A biography of Albert Einstein that draws on previously unused sources to establish the depth and complexity of Einstein's person and genius. Using detailed information about his environment and  Read more...

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