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Albert Einstein : a biography

Author: Albrecht Fölsing
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print 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
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
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 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Family --
School --
A "child prodigy" --
"Vagabond and loner" : student days in Zurich --
Looking for a job --
Expert III class --
"Herr Doktor Einstein" and the reality of atoms --
The "very revolutionary" light quanta --
Relative movement : "my life for seven years" --
The theory of relativity : "a modification of the theory of space and time" --
Acceptance, opposition, tributes --
Expert II class --
From "bad joke" to "Herr Professor" --
Professor in Zurich --
Full professor in Prague, but not for long --
Toward the general theory of relativity --
From Zurich to Berlin --
"In a madhouse" : a pacifist in Prussia --
"The greatest satisfaction of my life" : the completion of the general theory of relativity --
Wartime in Berlin --
Postwar chaos and revolution --
Confirmation and the deflection of light : "the suddenly famous Dr. Einstein" --
Relativity under the spotlight --
"Traveler in relativity" --
Jewry, Zionism, and a trip to America --
More hustle, long journeys, a lot of politics, and a little physics --
Einstein receives the Nobel Prize and in consequence becomes a Prussian --
"The marble smile of implacable nature" : the search for the unified field theory --
The problems of quantum theory --
Critique of quantum mechanics --
Politics, patents, sickness, and a "wonderful egg" --
Public and private affairs --
Farewell to Berlin --
Exile in liberation --
Princeton --
Physical reality and a paradox, relativity and unified theory --
War, a letter, and the bomb --
Between bomb and equations --
"An old debt."
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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