- Paperback: 704 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; TV Tie-In edition (11 May 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781471167942
- ISBN-13: 978-1471167942
- ASIN: 1471167941
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 4.6 x 13.1 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Einstein: His Life and Universe Paperback – Import, 11 May 2017
About the Author
Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the co-author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He and his wife live in New Orleans. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson
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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.
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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.
I would love to have met him! I am neither mathematical or scientific but somehow it makes sense now.
I recommend it to anyone who likes to know about the life of Einstein. I listen while I am driving as it's an audi CD. Sound quality is excellent.