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Albert Einstein re-wrote the textbooks of science in 1905: physics since has been little more than a series of footnotes to the theories of a 26-year-old patent-office clerk. Einstein's science and emotional life come together in this vivid portrait of a rebellious and contradictory figure, a pacifist whose legendary equation E=mc2 opened scientists' eyes to the terrible power within every atom.
The life story of Albert Einstein, and icon of the 20th century and a name virtually synonymous with genius.
An illuminating portrait of an American icon shines light on the life and career of Albert Einstein, an unlikely revolutionary who changed science, mathematics, cosmology, and astronomy forever while managing, despite his aversion to such things, to become an internationally recognized example of th
Einstein??'s science and emotional life come together in this vivid portrait of a rebellious and contradictory figure, a pacifist whose legendary equation E=mc2 squared opened scientists??? eyes to the terrible power within every atom.
Accessible and affordable illustrated biography
About the Author
Peter Smith regularly reviews science books for the Guardian, and has written for the Independent, the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement and other journals. In 1997 he was awarded a prestigious British Academy three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, an award made each year to a handful of outstanding young scholars.