Einstein: The Man, the Genius, and the Theory of Relativity

Einstein: The Man, the Genius, and the Theory of Relativity

by Walter Isaacson
Einstein: The Man, the Genius, and the Theory of Relativity

Einstein: The Man, the Genius, and the Theory of Relativity

by Walter Isaacson


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Written by bestselling author Walter Isaacson, Einsten is an introduction to, and celebration of, the scientist whose name is synonymous with ingenuity and intelligence.

From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E=mc2 to his concept of a unified field theory, no one has contributed as much to science in the last century as Albert Einstein. Drawing on new research and reproducing documents only recently made available, Einstein reveals the process behind the work and the man behind the science: his early years and experiments in Germany, his marriages and children, his role in the development of the atomic bomb, and his involvement with civil rights groups in the United States.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780233005478
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group Limited
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Series: Great Thinkers
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 251,845
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit organization designed to promote enlightened leadership and dialogue in contemporary issues. He was the Chairman and CEO of the international news organization CNN and managing editor of Time. Isaacson wrote the acclaimed Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon & Schuster), as well as Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (both by Simon & Schuster). His work has been published in the USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, and China.

Date of Birth:

May 20, 1952

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, LA


Harvard, B.A. in History and Literature, 1974; Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics

Table of Contents

Early Years

Where Science Stood 4

Birth and Childhood 8

School 14

Swiss Years

Aarau 18

The Zurich Polytechnic 22

Mileva Maric 26

Lieserl 30

Patent Clerk 34

The Miracle Year: Quantum Theory 40

The Miracle Year: Special Relativity 46

The Rising Professor 52

Elsa Einstein 56

Berlin Years

General Relativity 62

The Home Front 70

Divorce and Remarriage 74

The Eclipse 78

Einstein in America 86

The Nobel Prize 92

Quantum Mechanics 96

Einstein and Religion 102

The Rise of Hitler 106

Princeton Years

The America 110

The Bomb 116

Arms Control 122

Civil Rights 126

The Endless Quest 132

Israel 136

Red Scare 140

Farewell 148

Translations 156

Index 158

Credits 160

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