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Ronald W. Clark's acclaimed biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to reveal the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor who confidently claimed that space and time were not what they seemed.

Here is the classic portrait of the scientist and the man: the boy growing up in the Swiss Alps, the young man caught in an unhappy first marriage, the passionate pacifist who agonized over making the Bomb, the indifferent Zionist asked to head the Israeli state, and the physicist who believed in God.

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"Clark not only brings Einstein alive, but also the scientific and intellectual issues." Los Angeles Times

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"Applauded for its precision as well as its perception." Chicago Tribune

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"Encyclopedic! Vivid and readable." New York Times Book Review

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"A fascinating description of the career and substance of a genius." Christian Science Monitor

About the Author

Born in London, Ronald W. Clark (1918–1987) spent three years researching and writing Einstein: The Life and Times. Among his other works are The Huxleys; JBS (the biography of biologist J. B. S. Haldane); The Life of Bertrand Russell; Freud: The Man and the Cause; and The Greatest Power on Earth: The International Race for Supremacy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061351846
Author:
Clark, Ronald W.
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Ronald W. Clark
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Einstein, Albert
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.25 in 14.88 oz

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