Einstein: Su vida, sus teorias y su influencia

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Examining the scientist whose space-time theories laid the foundations for modern physics, this biography portrays Albert Einstein as not only an unparalleled scientific genius, but as a human rights campaigner, a political activist, and the iconic archetype of the mad professor. This engaging and illuminating book shows readers why it is that Einstein continues to fascinate scientists and laypeople alike, all in brief bits of text that keep readers from getting overwhelmed by complicated and advanced scientific ...

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Overview

Examining the scientist whose space-time theories laid the foundations for modern physics, this biography portrays Albert Einstein as not only an unparalleled scientific genius, but as a human rights campaigner, a political activist, and the iconic archetype of the mad professor. This engaging and illuminating book shows readers why it is that Einstein continues to fascinate scientists and laypeople alike, all in brief bits of text that keep readers from getting overwhelmed by complicated and advanced scientific explanations. The biography is structured into three parts—life, theories, and influence—and although the two theories of relativity occupy places of honor, lesser-known aspects of Einstein’s work are not forgotten, such as how his investigations aided in the invention of lasers, how he patented a unique type of refrigeration, how he proved the existence of atoms, and how he invested his last years into a premature search for the theory of everything. His celebrated scientific pursuits are contrasted with an agitated private life, two marriages, an illegitimate daughter, a lack of resources during World War I, illness, and his exile to the United States due to the Nazis’ rise to power.

Examinando al científico cuyas teorías de tiempo y espacio proveyeron los fundamentos para la física moderna, esta biografía representa a Albert Einstein no sólo como un científico brillante incomparable, pero como un defensor de los derechos humanos, un activista político y el arquetipo del icónico profesor alocado. Este interesante e iluminante libro le muestra al lector por qué es que Einstein continúa fascinando a científicos y laicos por igual, todo mediante trozos breves de texto que evitan que el lector se sienta inundado por explicaciones científicas complicadas y avanzadas. La biografía está estructurada en tres partes—vida, teorías e influencia—y aunque las dos teorías de la relatividad ocupan el puesto de honor, no se olvidan aspectos menos conocidos del trabajo de Einstein tales como cómo su investigación ayudó a la invención del láser, cómo patentó un tipo único de frigorífico, cómo demostró la existencia de los átomos y cómo invirtió sus últimos años en una búsqueda prematura de la teoría del todo. Sus celebradas labores científicas se contrastan con una vida privada agitada, dos matrimonios, una hija ilegítima, la escasez de recursos durante la primera guerra mundial, la enfermedad y la huida a Estados Unidos a causa del ascenso al poder de los nazis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788498016222
  • Publisher: Editorial Blume, S.A.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Biografia Breve Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Parsons is a former editor of BBC Focus magazine and the author of 30-Second Theories: The 50 Most Thought-Provoking Theories in Science, Science 1001, and The Science of Dr. Who. John Gribbin is an astrophysicist and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. He is the author of a number of books on popular science, including Deep Simplicity, In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat, and Stardust.

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