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E = Einstein : his life, his thought and his influence on our culture /

by Goldsmith, Donald; Bartusiak, Marcia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2006Description: 352 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1402737874 :; 9781402737879.Title notes: $19.95 12-2007 (db)Other title: E equals Einstein.Subject(s): Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 | Physicists -- Biography | Relativity (Physics) | Unified field theoriesOnline resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only Summary: In the history of physics, there has been no greater visionary than Albert Einstein. Through his revolutionary Theory of Relativity, he fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe. But there is more to Einstein than just E=mc²--and this anthology of 30 essays, presented by three renowned scientist/editors, captures his various facets. Complete with more than 125 color illustrations and explanatory sidebars that make the information accessible to the layperson, these revelatory articles explore his life, theories, and legacy. They range from the scientific ("The cosmos according to Einstein," "Time travel in Einstein's universe") to the political ("Einstein as Jew and Zionist," "Einstein and Nazi science") to discussions of his role as an icon ("What's with the hair?").--From publisher description.
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In the history of physics, there has been no greater visionary than Albert Einstein. Through his revolutionary Theory of Relativity, he fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe. But there is more to Einstein than just E=mc2--and this anthology of 30 fascinating essays, presented by three renowned scientist/editors, captures his various facets. Complete with more than 125 color illustrations and explanatory sidebars that make the information accessible to the layperson, these revelatory articles explore his life, theories, and legacy. They range from the scientific ("The Cosmos According to Eintein," "Time Travel in Einstein's Universe") to the political ("Einstein as Jew and Zionist," "Einstein and Nazi Science") to discussions of his role as an icon ("What's with the Hair?"). <br>  <br>

$19.95 12-2007 (db)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In the history of physics, there has been no greater visionary than Albert Einstein. Through his revolutionary Theory of Relativity, he fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe. But there is more to Einstein than just E=mc²--and this anthology of 30 essays, presented by three renowned scientist/editors, captures his various facets. Complete with more than 125 color illustrations and explanatory sidebars that make the information accessible to the layperson, these revelatory articles explore his life, theories, and legacy. They range from the scientific ("The cosmos according to Einstein," "Time travel in Einstein's universe") to the political ("Einstein as Jew and Zionist," "Einstein and Nazi science") to discussions of his role as an icon ("What's with the hair?").--From publisher description.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: "Timeless Einstein" (p. 9)
  • Part 1 Einstein's Life (p. 13)
  • 1 "Albert Einstein: A Laboratory in the Mind" (p. 15)
  • 2 "Albert Einstein in Leiden" (p. 27)
  • 3 "The Forgotten Wife" (p. 39)
  • 4 "Albert Einstein as a Philosopher of Science" (p. 67)
  • 5 "The Crimean Expedition" (p. 81)
  • 6 "Einstein's Germany" (p. 97)
  • Part 2 Einstein's Early Science (p. 119)
  • 7 "How Can We Be Sure That Albert Einstein Was Not a Crank? (p. 121)
  • 8 "Einstein's Bovine Dreams" (p. 137)
  • 9 "'What Song the Syrens Sang': How Did Einstein Discover Special Relativity?" (p. 157)
  • 10 "Einstein's Dilemma" (p. 173)
  • 11 "When Time Slows Down" (p. 189)
  • 12 "Einstein's Dream" (p. 199)
  • Part 3 Einstein's Later Science (p. 211)
  • 13 "A Farewell Look at Gravity" (p. 213)
  • 14 "An Old Man's Toy" (p. 223)
  • 15 "Quantum Trickery" (p. 237)
  • 16 "Quantum Entanglement, Spooky Action at a Distance, Teleportation, and You" (p. 236)
  • 17 "Time Bandits: What Were Einstein and Godel Talking About?" (p. 247)
  • Part 4 Einstein's Enduring Influence (p. 261)
  • 18 "Einstein and the Shaping of Our Imagination" (p. 263)
  • 19 "That Famous Equation and You" (p. 287)
  • 20 "Einstein and the Jews" (p. 295)
  • 21 "Einstein's Mistakes" (p. 309)
  • 22 "Beyond the Big Bang" (p. 319)
  • 23 "Einstein Mysterium: What We Still Don't Know About Einstein" A conversation with Dennis Overbye (p. 327)
  • An Einstein Chronology (p. 332)
  • Index (p. 340)
  • Contributors (p. 350)
  • Credits (p. 352)

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