Einstein

Einstein Author Walter Isaacson
ISBN-10 9781847395894
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 704
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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.



Einstein

Einstein Author Walter Isaacson
ISBN-10 9780743264747
Release 2008-05-13
Pages 704
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A narrative portrait based on the complete body of Einstein's papers offers insight into his contributions to science, in an account that describes the influence of his discoveries on his personal views about morality, politics, and tolerance.



Einstein

Einstein Author Walter Isaacson
ISBN-10 9781416539322
Release 2007-04-10
Pages 624
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By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals. These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.



Einstein

Einstein Author Walter Isaacson
ISBN-10 0233004343
Release 2014-09
Pages 112
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Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius. From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E=mc2 to his concept of a unified field theory, no one has contributed as much to science in the last 150 years. As well as showing how Einstein developed his theories, Einstein reveals the man behind the science, from his early years and experiments in Germany and his struggle to find work at the Swiss patent office to his marriages and children, his role in the development of the atomic bomb and his work for civil rights groups in the United States. Drawing on new research and personal documents belonging to Einstein, this book also includes reproductions of documents that reveal more than this scientist's groundbreaking theories.



Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Author Walter Isaacson
ISBN-10 0743260848
Release 2003-07-31
Pages 608
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In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, America’s best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind Poor Richard’s Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation’s alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution. In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin’s amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.



Einstein

Einstein Author Jürgen Neffe
ISBN-10 9781429997386
Release 2007-04-17
Pages 480
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Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity. He also made enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and cosmology, and for his work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. A self-pronounced pacifist, humanist, and, late in his life, democratic socialist, Einstein was also deeply concerned with the social impact of his discoveries. Much of Einstein's life is shrouded in legend. From popular images and advertisements to various works of theater and fiction, he has come to signify so many things. In Einstein: A Biography, Jürgen Neffe presents a clear and probing portrait of the man behind the myth. Unearthing new documents, including a series of previously unknown letters from Einstein to his sons, which shed new light on his role as a father, Neffe paints a rich portrait of the tumultuous years in which Einstein lived and worked. And with a background in the sciences, he describes and contextualizes Einstein's enormous contributions to our scientific legacy. Einstein, a breakout bestseller in Germany, is sure to be a classic biography of the man and proverbial genius who has been called "the brain of the [twentieth] century."



Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Author Walter Isaacson
ISBN-10 9781451648539
Release 2011-10-24
Pages 630
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Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.



Kissinger

Kissinger Author Walter Isaacson
ISBN-10 9781439127216
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 896
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By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the Gallup Poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued. Drawing on extensive interviews with Kissinger as well as 150 other sources, including U.S. presidents and his business clients, this first full-length biography makes use of many of Kissinger's private papers and classified memos to tell his uniquely American story. The result is an intimate narrative, filled with surprising revelations, that takes this grandly colorful statesman from his childhood as a persecuted Jew in Nazi Germany, through his tortured relationship with Richard Nixon, to his later years as a globe-trotting business consultant.



Howard Hughes His Life and Madness

Howard Hughes  His Life and Madness Author Donald L. Barlett
ISBN-10 9780393078589
Release 2011-04-11
Pages 688
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The life that inspired the major motion picture The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy, dashing lifestyle, and reclusiveness. This is the book that breaks through the image to get at the man. Originally published under the title Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes.



Einstein His Life and Times

Einstein   His Life and Times Author Philipp Frank
ISBN-10 9781443730488
Release 2008-11
Pages 356
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Einstein His Life and Times By PHILIPP FRANK. Contents include: I. EINSTEIN'S YOUTH AND TRAINING 1 Family Background 3 2 Childhood 6 3 Gymnasium in Munich 10 4 Intellectual Interests 12 5 Departure from Munich 15 6 Student at Zurich 18 7 Official of a Patent Office 21 II. CONCEPTIONS OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD BEFORE EINSTEIN 1 Philosophical Conception of Nature 25 2 Organismic Physics of the Middle Ages 27 3 Mechanistic Physics and Philosophy 28 4 Relativity Principle in Newtonian Mechanics 30 5 Ether as a Mechanical Hypothesis 32 6 Remnants of Medieval Concepts in Mechanistic Physics 34 7 Critics of the Mechanistic Philosophy 36 8 Ernst Mach: The General Laws of Physics Are Summaries of Observations Organized in Simple Forms 38 9 Henri Polncarl: The General Laws of Physics Are Free Creations of the Human Mind 40 10 Positivistic and Pragmatic Movements 42 11 Science at the End of the Nineteenth Century 45 HI. BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA IN PHYSICS 1 Life in Bern 49 2 Interest in Philosophy 50 3 The Fundamental Hypotheses of the Theory of Relativity 53 vli Contents 4 Consequences of Einstein's Two Hypotheses 55 5 Relativity of Time 57 6 Relativity of Other Physical Concepts 63 7 Equivalence of Mass and Energy 65 8 Theory of Brownian Motion 67 9 Origin of the Quantum Theory 69 10 Theory of the Photon 71 IV. EINSTEIN AT PRAGUE 1 Professor at the University of Zurich 74 2 Appointment to Prague 77 3 Colleagues at Prague 80 4 TA? Jews in Prague 83 5 Einstein's Personality Portrayed in a Novel 85 6 Einstein as a Professor 89 7 Generalization of the Special Theory of Relativity 91 8 Influence of Gravity on the Propagation of Light 94 9 Departure from Prague 98 V. EINSTEIN AT BERLIN 1 The Solvay Congress 101 2 Trip to Vienna 103 3 Invitation to Berlin 106 4 Einstein's Position in the Academic Life of Berlin 109 5 Relationship with Colleagues 112 6 Relationship with Students 116 7 Outbrea DEGREES of the World War 119 8 German Science in the War 121 9 Lz'jfe iVz Wartime 123 VI. THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY 1 New Theory of Gravitation 127 2 . R0/



Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids

Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids Author Jerome Pohlen
ISBN-10 9781613740316
Release 2012
Pages 144
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Best known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc, Albert Einstein had a lasting impact on the world of science, the extent of which is illuminated--along with his fascinating life and unique personality--in this lively history. In addition to learning all about Einstein's important contributions to science, from proving the existence and size of atoms and launching the field of quantum mechanics to creating models of the universe that led to the discovery of black holes and the big bang theory, young physicists will participate in activities and thought experiments to bring his theories and ideas to life. Such activities include using dominoes to model a nuclear chain reaction, replicating the expanding universe in a microwave oven, creating blue skies and red sunsets in a soda bottle, and calculating the speed of light using a melted chocolate bar. Suggestions for further study, a time line, and sidebars on the work of other physicists of the day make this an incredibly accessible resource for inquisitive children.



Einstein s Greatest Mistake

Einstein s Greatest Mistake Author David Bodanis
ISBN-10 9781408708088
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 304
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Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was also ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. This stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein's earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets. Einstein's imagination and self-confidence served him well as he sought to reveal the universe's structure, but when it came to newer revelations in the field of quantum mechanics, these same traits undermined his quest for the ultimate truth. David Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein's intellectual development across his professional and personal life, showing how Einstein's confidence in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing. He was a fallible genius. An intimate and enlightening biography of the celebrated physicist, Einstein's Greatest Mistake reveals how much we owe Einstein today - and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws.



Brilliant Blunders

Brilliant Blunders Author Mario Livio
ISBN-10 9781439192382
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 352
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Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity) illuminates the path to scientific discovery. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein all made groundbreaking contributions to their fields—but each also stumbled badly. Darwin’s theory of natural selection shouldn’t have worked, according to the prevailing beliefs of his time. Lord Kelvin gravely miscalculated the age of the earth. Linus Pauling, the world’s premier chemist, constructed an erroneous model for DNA in his haste to beat the competition to publication. Astrophysicist Fred Hoyle dismissed the idea of a “Big Bang” origin to the universe (ironically, the caustic name he gave to this event endured long after his erroneous objections were disproven). And Albert Einstein speculated incorrectly about the forces of the universe—and that speculation opened the door to brilliant conceptual leaps. As Mario Livio luminously explains in this “thoughtful meditation on the course of science itself” (The New York Times Book Review), these five scientists expanded our knowledge of life on earth, the evolution of the earth, and the evolution of the universe, despite and because of their errors. “Thoughtful, well-researched, and beautifully written” (The Washington Post), Brilliant Blunders is a wonderfully insightful examination of the psychology of five fascinating scientists—and the mistakes as well as the achievements that made them famous.



E Einstein

E   Einstein Author Donald Goldsmith
ISBN-10 1402763190
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 352
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Paying tribute to the founding father of the Theory of Relativity, this brilliant collection of 30 essays, presented by three prominent scientist/editors, explores the life, theories, and legacy of one of science's most legendary thinkers.



Einstein s Universe

Einstein s Universe Author Nigel Calder
ISBN-10 0517385708
Release 1979
Pages 154
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This brilliantly written book unlocks the astounding implications of Einstein's revolutionary theories on the nature of science, time and motion. It far surpasses any previous explanation of Relativity for laymen.



On a Beam of Light

On a Beam of Light Author Jennifer Berne
ISBN-10 9781452113098
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 56
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A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe. Jennifer Berne and Vladimir Radunsky invite the reader to travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.



A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion Author Stephen Hawking
ISBN-10 9780762439225
Release 2009-07-17
Pages 480
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With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it “a gem of a collection” while New Scientist magazine notes the “thrill of reading Einstein's own words.” From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion belongs in every science fan's library.