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The Resource Einstein : his life and universe, Walter Isaacson

Einstein : his life and universe, Walter Isaacson

Label
Einstein : his life and universe
Title
Einstein
Title remainder
his life and universe
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. Biographer Isaacson 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 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.--From publisher description
Summary
A narrative portrait based on the complete body of Einstein's papers offers insight into how the iconic thinker's mind worked as well as his contributions to science, in an account that describes his two marriages, his receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the influence of his discoveries on his personal views about morality, politics, and tolerance
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2008.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2008.
  • Quill Book Award for Biography/Memoir, 2007.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189930
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
I76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
his life and universe
Label
Einstein : his life and universe, Walter Isaacson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0708/2006051264-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 553-564) and index
Contents
The light-beam rider -- Childhood, 1879-1896 -- The Zurich Polytechnic, 1896-1900 -- The lovers, 1900-1904 -- The miracle year: quanta and molecules, 1905 -- Special relativity, 1905 -- The happiest thought, 1906-1909 -- The wandering professor, 1909-1914 -- General relativity, 1911-1915 -- Divorce, 1916-1919 -- Einstein's universe, 1916-1919 -- Fame, 1919 -- The wandering Zionist, 1920-1921 -- Nobel laureate, 1921-1927 -- Unified field theories, 1923-1931 -- Turning fifty, 1929-1931 -- Einstein's God -- The refugee, 1932-1933 -- America, 1933-1939 -- Quantum entanglement, 1935 -- The bomb, 1939-1945 -- One-worlder, 1945-1948 -- Landmark, 1948-1953 -- Red scare, 1951-1954 -- The end, 1955 -- Epilogue: Einstein's brain and Einstein's mind
Control code
4213000
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 675, [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743264730
Lccn
2006051264
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76961150
  • (OCoLC)76961150
Label
Einstein : his life and universe, Walter Isaacson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0708/2006051264-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 553-564) and index
Contents
The light-beam rider -- Childhood, 1879-1896 -- The Zurich Polytechnic, 1896-1900 -- The lovers, 1900-1904 -- The miracle year: quanta and molecules, 1905 -- Special relativity, 1905 -- The happiest thought, 1906-1909 -- The wandering professor, 1909-1914 -- General relativity, 1911-1915 -- Divorce, 1916-1919 -- Einstein's universe, 1916-1919 -- Fame, 1919 -- The wandering Zionist, 1920-1921 -- Nobel laureate, 1921-1927 -- Unified field theories, 1923-1931 -- Turning fifty, 1929-1931 -- Einstein's God -- The refugee, 1932-1933 -- America, 1933-1939 -- Quantum entanglement, 1935 -- The bomb, 1939-1945 -- One-worlder, 1945-1948 -- Landmark, 1948-1953 -- Red scare, 1951-1954 -- The end, 1955 -- Epilogue: Einstein's brain and Einstein's mind
Control code
4213000
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 675, [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743264730
Lccn
2006051264
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76961150
  • (OCoLC)76961150

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