Einstein: His Life and Universe Hardcover – Import, 10 April 2007
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"This book does an amazing job getting the science right and the man revealed." -- Sylvester James Gates, Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland
"This book will be widely and deservedly admired. It is excellently readable and combines the personal and the scientific aspects of Einstein's life in a graceful way." -- Gerald Holton, Professor of Physics at Harvard and author of Einstein, History, and Other Passions
"Once again Walter Isaacson has produced a most valuable biography of a great man about whom much has already been written. It helps that he has had access to important new material. He met the challenge of dealing with his subject as a human being and describing profound ideas in physics. His biography is a pleasure to read and makes the great physicist come alive." -- Murray Gell-Mann, winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics and author of The Quark and the Jaguar
"With unmatched narrative skill, Isaacson has managed the extraordinary feat of preserving Einstein's monumental stature while at the same time bringing him to such vivid life that we come to feel as if he could be walking in our midst. This is a terrific work." -- Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
"Isaacson's treatment of Einstein's scientific work is excellent: accurate, complete, and just the right level of detail for the general reader. Taking advantage of the wealth of recently uncovered historical material, he has produced the most readable biography of Einstein yet." -- A. Douglas Stone, Professor of Physics at Yale
"This is a brilliant intellectual tapestry -- and a great read. Skillfully weaving Einstein's revolutionary scientific achievements, his prolific political initiatives, his complex personal life, and his fascinating personality, Isaacson has transformed the transformer of the twentieth century into a beacon for the twenty-first century." -- Martin J. Sherwin, coauthor of American Prometheus:The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography
"I found so much to admire; there are many places where I just had to cheer what Isaacson had written." -- Dudley Herschbach, Professor of Science at Harvard
"Isaacson has written a crisp, engaging, and refreshing biography, one that beautifully masters the historical literature and offers many new insights into Einstein's work and life." -- Diana Kormos Buchwald, General Editor of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein
"Isaacson has admirably succeeded in weaving together the complex threads of Einstein's personal and scientific life to paint a superb portrait." -- Arthur I. Miller, author of Einstein, Picasso
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- Item Weight : 1 kg 110 g
- Hardcover : 704 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0743264738
- ISBN-13 : 978-0743264730
- Dimensions : 16.76 x 5.08 x 24.13 cm
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster (10 April 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #148,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This biography is well written albeit bereft of any mathematics or physics to explain complex concepts of general relativity, instead it's more of a historical account of the early days of theoretical physics and a deep look into the human life Einstein had.
Edit: the cover absolutely sucks. Its got Geoffrey rush's picture as Einstein.
Got all the attributes for an ideal read. You will fell in love with physics after a few pages in to it.
More than anything else, you will fell in love Eintien for all his imagination, rebels, non-conformist nature, strong principles and the impact he left on physics. Quite a read!! loved it. Thanks Issacson. you nailed the biography.
(My special thanks to the Amazon team, who resolved my issue with the delivery agent on lightning speed 🙏🙏🙏)
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However this does give one a good idea how winning a Nobel prize can typically happen much later after the fact and how a noble prize winner can be immediately projected into fame at that time, especially in this case by the American population. We see this still today where an Nobel winner, an expert in a relatively small field, is asked to pronounce on so many world issues and to patronize so many causes. We still see this today.
Let me add I bought a used, hardcover edition from Betterworldbooks via Amazon. It did arrived later than expected, in excellent condition. As I had already been refunded, they magnanimously agreed to make me a present of it! So I am more than happy to recommend them.