Albert Einstein: A Biography

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Viking, 1997 - Science - 882 pages
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Albert Einstein's achievements are not just milestones in the history of science; decades ago they became an integral part of the twentieth-century world in which we live. Like no other modern physicist he altered and expanded our understanding of nature. Like few other scholars, he stood fully in the public eye. In a world changing with dramatic rapidity, he embodied the role of the scientist by personal example.
Albrecht Folsing, relying on previously unknown sources and letters, brings Einstein's "genius" into focus. Whereas former biographies, written in the tradition of the history of science, seem to describe a heroic Einstein who fell to earth from heaven, Folsing attempts to reconstruct Einstein's thought in the context of the state of research at the turn of the century. Thus, perhaps for the first time, Einstein's surroundings come to light.

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User Review  - bup - Goodreads

I like that it was a pretty thorough bio of Einstein, but I wish there had been a tad bit more science. I think the ideal reader would be well-acquainted enough with relativity and quantum physics to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tiffani R. - Goodreads

I really loved reading this.. it really portraied his "life" as in what he spent his life studying. Read full review


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Has been head of the Nature and Science Department of the North German Radio/Television network since 1973.

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