Einstein : The man, the genius, and the Theory of Relativity

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Einstein is an introduction to the man who has contributed more to theoretical physics than anyone else in the last 150 years. Written by the first author allowed access to his private papers, and with fascinating imagery and accounts from his friends and family, the private aspects of Einstein's life are illuminated just as much as his science.

From Einstein's youth and his experiments in Germany, followed by his struggle to find work at the Swiss patent office, and his marriages and children, Walter Isaacson goes on to detail the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Physics, Einstein's role in the development of the atomic bomb and his work for the civil rights of African Americans.

Einstein celebrates a scientist whose name is synonymous with intelligence and ingenuity.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 185 x 237 x 20.32mm | 748.43g
  • Andre Deutsch Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 clr and b&w illus and photos
  • 0233005471
  • 9780233005478
  • 328,988

Table of contents

Introduction * Where Science Stood * Childhood 1879-1889 * School 1889-1893 * Aarau 1896-1896 * The Zurich Polytechnic 1896-1899 * Mileva Maric 1897-1900 * Lieserl 1901 * Patent Clerk 1902-1904 * The Miracle Year: Quantum Theory 1905 * The Miracle Year: Special Relativity * The Rising Professor 1905-1910 * Elsa Einstein 1912-1914 * General Relativity 1907-1915 * The Home Front 1914-1915 * Divorce and Remarriage 1916-1918 * The Eclipse 1919 * Einstein in America 1921 * The Nobel Prize 1919-1922 * Quantum Mechanics 1920 * Einstein and Religion * The Rise of Hitler 1920-1933 * To America 1933-1936 * The Bomb 1939 * Arms Control 1945-1948 * Civil Rights 1940 onward * The Endless Quest 1933 onward * Israel 1948 onward * Red Scare 1950s * Farewell 1954-1955.
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About Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, an international non-profit organisation designed to promote enlightened leadership and dialogue in contemporary issues. He was the Chairman and CEO of the international news organisation CNN and managing editor of Time. Isaacson wrote the acclaimed Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007). He has also written Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003) and Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (2011).
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