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    DescriptionEinstein 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.


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    Title
    Einstein
    Subtitle
    His Life and Universe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Isaacson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 484 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847390547
    ISBN 10: 1847390544
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    BIC subject category V2: PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BIC subject category V2: BGT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    DC22: 530.092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    15 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Walter Isaacson is president of the Aspen Institute. He has been chairman and CEO of CNN and managing editor of TIME magazine. He is the author of several books including the US bestseller BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE.
    Review quote
    "This is a brilliant intellectual tapestry -- and a great read. Skillfully weaving Einstein's revolutionary scientific achievements, his prolific political initiatives, his complex personal life, and his fascinating personality, Isaacson has transformed the transformer of the twentieth century into a beacon for the twenty-first century."-- Martin J. Sherwin, coauthor of "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer," winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography