Albert Einstein: A Biography (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 161 pages
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A comprehensive biography of one of the most revolutionary scientists of all time Albert Einstein remains one of most famous scientists in world history. His image is instantly recognizable and for many people, Einstein personifies genius. But who was Einstein really? What was he like as a person? What did his science actually mean? This new biography of Albert Einstein provides a concise, accessible introduction to the life and science of this revolutionary man. Beneath his genius, Einstein was an ordinary person, with human frailties and weaknesses, but also with charm, modesty, a wry sense of humour, and idiosyncrasies. and career, including: His early education, during which he was an excellent student, contrary to common belief; Einstein's struggles to find an academic position, which led him to work as a clerk at the Swiss patent office during the same period he was formulating his most famous and revolutionary theories; His troubled marriages and family life; Einstein's rise to international fame, and his use of that fame to fight for world peace; Einstein's major contributions to physics, explained in an accessible way. The book includes a bibliography, and a timeline of important dates in Einstein's life. Part of the Greenwood Biographies series A portrait of the iconic scientist, on whose work modern physics is built The science is explained in a way that is accessible to the general reader Publication coincides with the 2005 World Year of Physics - the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Miraculous Year when he published his most revolutionary papers

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where is page 16-17??


It Is a Known Fact That I Was Born
Training the Mind
To Love and to Work
The Physics of the Year of Miracles 1905
Academic Life in Switzerland
The Early Berlin Years War and Pacifism
The Road to General Relativity
The Later Berlin Years Postwar Turmoil and the Rise of Hitler
Coming to America
Final Years of an Enfant Terrible
Einstein the Experimenter
Einsteins Legacy
The Story of Einsteins Famous Brain

On the Road Again

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About the author (2005)

Trevor Lipscombe is the director of The Catholic University of America Press. He earned his doctorate at the University of Oxford and has taught at Oxford, the City University of New York, and Johns Hopkins University. He served for ten years on the editorial board of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing and is currently a member of the editorial board of the New Catholic Encyclopedia. He is the author of the Physics of Rugby (Nottingham University Press, 2009) and, with Alice Calaprice, author of Albert Einstein: A Biography (Greenwood, 2005).

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