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Einstein : his life and his universe

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 0743264738 9780743264730
OCLC Number: 608129094
Awards: Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 2008
Winner of Quill Awards (Biography/Memoir) 2007
Description: xxii, 675 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Main characters --
The light-beam rider --
Childhood, 1879-1896 --
The Zurich Polytechnic, 1986-1900 --
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 --
Einstein's brain and Einstein's mind.
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.

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"I found so much to admire; there are many places where I just had to cheer what Isaacson had written." -- Dudley Herschbach, Professor of Science at Harvard "Isaacson has written a crisp, engaging, Read more...

 
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