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Albert Einstein: A Biography

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Publisher Comments:

"(Folsing) provides a nuanced, nonjudgmental personal portrait resting firmly on prodigious archival work. Albert Einstein allows us to see deeply into (his) inner world". — Alan Lightman, The New York Review of Books

The name of Albert Einstein has become synonymous with supreme wisdom and benignity. Not only was he responsible for the fundamental remapping of our understanding of the physical cosmos, he also left a legacy of outspokenness on the crucial moral, political, and religious issues of the twentieth century. Drawing on an unprecedented number of sources, Albrecht Folsing throws into fresh relief the remarkable life of Einstein, approaching the man through the science and situating him in the creatively charged times in which he thrived.

Albert Einstein is both an engaging portrait of a genius and a distillation of scientific thought. Folsing sheds light on Einstein's development and the complexity of his being: his childhood idiosyncrasies, his views on war and peace, his stimulating friendships with colleagues, and his intense relationships with women. This is a serious yet highly readable and intimate account of the genius who expanded our understanding of nature and of the singular man who played such an exceptional role in the cultural growth of this century.

"A provocative portrait...Folsing is painstaking and thorough in his research, taking us step-by-step through the crystallization of Einstein's thoughts". — The Washington Post Book World

"The best recent treatment of Einstein's life in and out of science". — The Boston Book Review

"Richly detailed...(Folsing) has managed to bring a fresh tint to this iconic figure of modern science". — San FranciscoChronicle

Synopsis:

In a book that is both an engaging portrait of a genius and a distillation of scientific thought, Folsing sheds light on Einstein's development and the complexity of his being. of photos.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 821-847) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140237191
Subtitle:
A Biography
Translator:
Osers, Ewald
Translator:
Osers, Ewald
Author:
Folsing, Albrecht
Author:
Osers, Ewald
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Einstein, albert, 1879-1955
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Physicists -- Biography.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Science & Technology
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19980601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
8.45x5.70x1.61 in. 1.58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Physics » Biographies and Classics
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

Albert Einstein: A Biography
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"Synopsis" by , In a book that is both an engaging portrait of a genius and a distillation of scientific thought, Folsing sheds light on Einstein's development and the complexity of his being. of photos.

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