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Einstein: his life and universe

By: Isaacson, Walter.
Publisher: London Pocket Books 2008Description: xxii, 675 p.ISBN: 9781847390547.Subject(s): Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 | Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 - Friends and associates | Unified field theories | Relativity - Physics - Biography | Physicists - Germany - BiographyDDC classification: 530.092 Summary: Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity, and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning convention- al wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals.
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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 The light-beam rider
Chapter 2 Childhood, 1879-1896
Chapter 3 The Zurich Polytechnic, 1896-1900
Chapter 4 The lovers, 1900-1904
Chapter 5 The miracle year: quanta and molecules, 1905
Chapter 6 Special relativity, 1905
Chapter 7 The happiest thought, 1906-1909
Chapter 8 The wandering professor, 1909-1914
Chapter 9 General relativity, 1911-1915
Chapter 10 Divorce, 1916-1919
Chapter 11Einstein's universe, 1916-1919
Chapter 12 Fame, 1919
Chapter 13 The wandering Zionist, 1920-1921
Chapter 14 Nobel laureate, 1921-1927
Chapter 15 Unified field theories, 1923-1931
Chapter 16 Turning fifty, 1929-1931
Chapter 17 Einstein's God
Chapter 18 The refugee, 1932-1933
Chapter 19 America, 1933-1939
Chapter 20 Quantum entanglement, 1935
Chapter 21 The bomb, 1939-1945
Chapter 22 One-worlder, 1945-1948
Chapter 23 Landmark, 1948-1953
Chapter 24 Red scare, 1951-1954
Chapter 25 The end, 1955

Epilogue: Einstein's brain and Einstein's mind.

Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity, and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning convention- al wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals.

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