## Annus Mirabilis: 1905, Albert Einstein, and the Theory of Relativity, Volume 2The year the future was born. At the dawn of the twentieth century, young physicist Albert Einstein had quit university life, proved a failure as a teacher, and, in desperate need of means to support his wife and newborn child, had taken a job as a patent office expert. It was during this time, in the year 1905, that Einstein truly established his presence as one of the greatest minds in the history of humankind. In this period of self-imposed isolation from colleagues and academia-which has since been dubbed by the scientific community annus mirabilis (the miracle year)-Einstein, at twenty-six years of age, wrote a series of three papers whose subject eventually became known as the Theory of Relativity. Now, bestselling authors John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin present, for the 100th anniversary of that astounding year, the fascinating story of how one man's genius helped shape our world. |

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User Review - hcubic - LibraryThingJohn and Mary Gribbin have written a book with a somewhat broader scope than Rigden's on the same topic. The first 138 pages of constitute a brief biography in three chapters: The First Twenty-Five ... Read full review

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User Review - fpagan - LibraryThingI've passed over many of the slew of books capitalizing on 1905's centennial, but anything written by J Gribbin is worth reading. Half the volume consists of AE's own basic sketch of relativity, and a DVD bio of AE is included. Read full review

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CHAPTER | 43 |

The Last Fifty Years | 107 |

Further Reading | 131 |

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