Synopses & Reviews
"Another standout in a uniformly stellar series.and#8221; and#151;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
and#147;[An] engrossing and remarkably accessible biography.and#8221; and#151;The Horn Book
and#160; Albert Einstein. His name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstarand#151;the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn't much for lab work; in fact he had a tendency to blow up experiments. What he liked to do was think, not in words but in "thought experiments". What was the result of all his thinking? Nothing less than the overturning of Newtonian physics. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute look at one of the true Giants of Science and the turbulent times in which he lived. and#160;
"Krull delivers a splendidly humane biography of that gold standard of brilliance, Albert Einstein...Another standout in a uniformly stellar series." and#8212;Kirkus
, starred review
"Krull once again demonstrates her ability to balance a description of the personality of a genius with the significance of his contribution to science." and#8212;School Library Journal
"[An] engrossing and remarkably accessible biography." and#8212;Horn Book
DK¹s acclaimed DK Biography series tackles two of history¹s most colorful figures in Harry Houdini and Albert Einstein. Perfect for book reports or summer reading, the DK Biography series brings a new clarity and narrative voice to history¹s most colorful figures.
Filled with photographs and illustrations, DK's acclaimed biography series tackles Albert Einstein and Harry Houdini, bringing a new clarity and narrative voice to history's most colorful figures. Includes detailed sidebars and handy vocabulary boxes.
About the Author
Kathleen Krull, the noted social historian, lives in San Diego, California.
Boris Kulikov, the illustrator of the series, lives in New York City.