Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

A Biography

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A biography of Albert Einstein also delves into his development both personally and as a scientist, exploring everything from his childhood idiosyncrasies to overheard conversations with colleagues

Book News
F÷lsing has also written biographies of Galileo and Roentgen. He focuses on how Einstein's personality and background combined with his intellectual powers to produce the scientific discoveries he is known for. He steers between hero worship and prurient curiosity, and balances between explanations of the science and narratives of Einstein's life. Translated from Albert Einstein: Eine Biographie published in 1993 by Suhrkamp Verlag. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
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.
Albrecht Folsing, relying on previously unknown sources and letters, brings Einstein's "genius" into focus. Whereas former biographies, written in the tradition of the history of science, seem to describe a heroic Einstein who fell to earth from heaven, Folsing attempts to reconstruct Einstein's thought in the context of the state of research at the turn of the century. Thus, perhaps for the first time, Einstein's surroundings come to light.

Baker
& Taylor

Describing how the genius's achievements color everyday modern life, a fresh biography of Albert Einstein also delves into his development both personally and as a scientist, exploring everything from his childhood idiosyncrasies to overheard conversations with colleagues.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1997
ISBN: 9780670855452
0670855456
Branch Call Number: B EINSTEIN
B EINSTEIN
Characteristics: xiii, 882 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm

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