Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time

Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time

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by Michio Kaku
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393327000

ISBN-13: 9780393327007

Pub. Date: 05/17/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In paperback for the centenary of the discovery of relativity, "a fresh and highly visual tour through Einstein's astonishing legacy" (Brian Greene).
The year 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of the paper that launched Einstein's career, made E=mc2 famous, and ushered in a revolution in science—the paper that announced the theory of special…  See more details below

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In paperback for the centenary of the discovery of relativity, "a fresh and highly visual tour through Einstein's astonishing legacy" (Brian Greene).
The year 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of the paper that launched Einstein's career, made E=mc2 famous, and ushered in a revolution in science—the paper that announced the theory of special relativity. And there's no better short book that explains just what Einstein did than Einstein's Cosmos. Keying Einstein's crucial discoveries to the simple mental images that inspired them, Michio Kaku finds a revealing new way to discuss these ideas, and delivers an appealing and always accessible introduction to Einstein's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393327007
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/2005
Series:
Great Discoveries
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
204,698
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an accessible and concise summary of Einstein's thoughts and life. Do not gewt me wrong this is not your typical biograpy. It also deals with his theories and his thought process behind them. The best part is the fact that he explains Einstein's development of the theory through Einstein¿s thoughts. Kaku takes the reader into how Einstein imagined the issue. In fact, Kaku makes it sort of seem easy to be Einstein in the understandable (absence of math) way he describes his processes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michio Kaku has presented the person, widely considered one of the greatest minds and scientific thinkers of the 20th century, to have a human, sensitive side as well. The book doesn't dwell overly on the details of space time and relativity, so the non-scientifically inclined reader will not feel lost in the details of Einstein's original thinking. But all can appreciate that Albert Einstein was a sensitive and caring individual in addition to his outstanding ability as a mathematician. Well done Mr Kaku. You write as well as you speak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good review. Brings a lot of Einstein's life into context with how much he really contributed even after his death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just amazingly well explained
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All these years later and E still =Mc¿=1¿1 WHAT! SORRY GUY TARLLINGTON i was just reading your interment notes. Are you ever going to learn to write? We here at Cottage,, at least the nurses, know the hospital will pay you off long before they ever pass you! We are all sorry you were dropped on your head as a baby. Otherwise read this and learn how to be nice, many great men have been mentally ill.