Einstein for Beginners

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Overview

Amusing, irreverent, sophisticated and highly accessible, Einstein for Beginners is the perfect introduction to Einstein's life and thought.

Reaching back as far as Babylon (for the origins of mathematics) and the Etruscans (who thought they could handle lightning), this book takes us through the revolutions in electrical communications and technology that made the theory of relativity possible. In the process, we meet scientific luminaries and personalities of imperial Germany, as well as Galileo, Faraday, and Newton; learn why moving clocks run slower than stationary ones, why nothing can go faster than the speed of light; and follow Albert's thought as he works his way toward E = mc2, the most famous equation of the twentieth century.

Completely repackaged and relaunched for a new generation of readers, this is the second popular "Beginners" book and a perfect introduction to Albert Einstein's life and thought.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The presentation of [Einstein's] discoveries is little short of inspired." -- The Washington Post
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In a fun, graphic format, the authors explain Einstein's accomplishments and put them into the context of science from ancient natural history to the physics of his times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375714597
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/15/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 882,854
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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