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"Calaprice and Lipscombe, a biographer and a physicist, provide students and general readers with a concise, accessible introduction to the life and science of Albert Einstein, emphasizing that underneath his genius, Einstein was a person with human frailties, charm, and a sense of humor. They detail his personal life as well as his education, his struggles to find an academic position, his contributions to physics, and his role as a champion of world peace."
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"[E]xplanations of the fiendishly difficult general and special theories of relativity in particular are wisely tackled with good earthbound analogies that satisfy the mind."
"Many biographies have been written about Einstein; so why the need for yet another? Albert Einstein: A Biography focuses on the man as much as his science, considering his human weaknesses, his charm, sense of humor, and life. From his troubled marriages and family life to his rise to international fame and fight for world peace, Albert Einstein offers both depth and a lively presentation to make it hard to put down."
"In this book, written for high school students, the authors present a meticulously detailed account of Einstein's life from his birth in Ulm, Germany, to his death in New Jersey 76 years later….In addition to giving a detailed account of Einstein's life struggles and successes, the authors provide a concise timeline, highlighting important accomplishments, jobs, and family events….An appendix covers the interesting story of Einstein's famous brain. A detailed biography provides resource opportunities for future research."
The Science Teacher
"[N]othing but praise for the fresh look and high-quality research that has gone into making this most agreeable and very readable contribution."
School Science Review