Albert Einstein: The Rebel Behind Relativity

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Explains in a straightforward manner Albert Einstein's theories and their significance, the political changes that took place around the man through two world wars, and how his ideas radically changed scientists view of the world.

Describes the life and work of the scientist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking.

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Overview

Explains in a straightforward manner Albert Einstein's theories and their significance, the political changes that took place around the man through two world wars, and how his ideas radically changed scientists view of the world.

Describes the life and work of the scientist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking.

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Gr 7 Up-Goldberg not only recounts the important aspects of Einstein's background, family, and accomplishments, but also explains the scientist's major theories. Using well-placed chapter inserts and diagrams, the author explicates difficult concepts such as the "Principle of Equivalence," "Time Dilation," and "Origins of the Quantum Hypothesis," and does a masterful job of showing how Einstein's theories vary from those of other learned theoreticians, such as Planck and Bohr. Yet readers are told that Einstein's own wife never really understood his groundbreaking ideas, and without extensive scientific background, many students will have a tough time grasping the theories, even when they are explained as clearly as they are here. The long list of books for further reading, source notes, and glossary are helpful. The chapters are cleverly titled, and there are fine-quality black-and-white photos, including the attention-grabbing one on the cover, a full-size portrait of the subject with his easily recognized hair playfully decorated with green, orange, and purple strands. This biography, although certainly not the first for the age level, will take its place as one of the best in terms of its value for research.-Phyllis Graves, Creekwood Middle School, Kingwood, TX
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  • ISBN-13: 9780531112519
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Series: Impact Biographies Ser.
  • Edition description: 37100 Scholastic Library
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    It has good information. However, this book is so dry, I found m

    It has good information. However, this book is so dry, I found myself wanting to stop reading and put the book down many times.

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