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Einstein : his life and universe

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. Biographer Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk--a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate--became the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biographie
Biography
biografi
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9780743264730 0743264738 9780743264747 0743264746 9781501171383 1501171380 9781471167942 1471167941
OCLC Number: 76961150
Awards: Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 2008
Winner of Quill Awards (Biography/Memoir) 2007
Description: xxii, 675 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The light-beam rider --
Childhood, 1879-1896 --
The Zurich Polytechnic, 1896-1900 --
The lovers, 1900-1904 --
The miracle year: quanta and molecules, 1905 --
Special relativity, 1905 --
The happiest thought, 1906-1909 --
The wandering professor, 1909-1914 --
General relativity, 1911-1915 --
Divorce, 1916-1919 --
Einstein's universe, 1916-1919 --
Fame, 1919 --
The wandering Zionist, 1920-1921 --
Nobel laureate, 1921-1927 --
Unified field theories, 1923-1931 --
Turning fifty, 1929-1931 --
Einstein's God --
The refugee, 1932-1933 --
America, 1933-1939 --
Quantum entanglement, 1935 --
The bomb, 1939-1945 --
One-worlder, 1945-1948 --
Landmark, 1948-1953 --
Red scare, 1951-1954 --
The end, 1955 --
Epilogue: Einstein's brain and Einstein's mind.
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.
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From Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin," comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of a premier icon  Read more...

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