Albert Einstein And the Frontiers of Physics

ISBN-10: 0195120299

ISBN-13: 9780195120295

Edition: 1998

Authors: Jeremy Bernstein
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Description: Albert Einstein did not impress his first teachers. They found him a dreamy child without an especially promising future. But some time in his early years he developed what he called "wonder" about the world. Later in life, he remembered two instances from his childhood--his fascination at age five with a compass and his introduction to the lucidity and certainty of geometry--that may have been the first signs of what was to come. From these ordinary beginnings, Einstein became one of the greatest scientific thinkers of all time. This illuminating biography describes in understandable language the experiments and revolutionary theories that flowed from Einstein's imagination and intellect--from his theory of relativity, which changed our conception of the universe and our place in it, to his search for a unified field theory that would explain all of the forces in the universe.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Jeremy Bernstein is the author of many books on science for the general reader, including Plutonium: A History of the World�e(tm)s Most Dangerous Element and Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma. He is a former staff writer for the New Yorker.

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