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Einstein : his life and universe

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, [2017] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 1501171380 9781501171383 9780743264730 0743264738
OCLC Number: 965135879
Description: xxii, 675 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 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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