Einstein: His Life and Universe

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Simon and Schuster, 4 sept. 2008 - 704 pagini
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Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius.

He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered.

Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century.

This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius.

Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:-

'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times
'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist
‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review
‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express
 
 

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This book, based upon recent public releases of Einstein's private letters, provides a more intimate portrait of Einstein than has been possible before recent years. Einstein's prowess as an ... Citiți recenzia completă

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This is an interesting biography of Einstein. Isaacson is a little starstruck. He also doesn't seem to really grasp the physics–which is pretty unfortunate considering it is mostly over a hundred ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Fame 1919
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Einsteins Brain and Einsteins Mind
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Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu.

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