Einstein : His Life and Universe (Paperback)

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A narrative portrait based on the complete body of Einsteins papers offers insight into how the iconic thinkers mind worked as well as his contributions to science, in an account that describes his two marriages, his receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the influence of his discoveries on his personal views about morality, politics, and tolerance. Reprint. 250,000 first printing. *Author: Isaacson, Walter *Subtitle: His Life and Universe *Publication Date: 2008/05/13 *Number of Pages: 675 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 9.75 *Height: 6.00

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743264747
SKU 205102014
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0743264746
Release Date 5/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 6H x 9.75L x 1.75T
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Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson has won critical acclaim for his biographies of such figures as Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. "The best way to convey ideas and values is through the tales of people. That's been true since the Bible," he has told interviewers. Isaacson, who holds degrees from Harvard College and Oxford University, began his professional career as a newspaper reporter, and in 1978 he joined the staff of Time magazine, ultimately working his way up from political correspondent to managing editor. He has also held leadership posts at CNN and the Aspen Institute. Despite the demands of those high-profile positions, Isaacson, who lives in Washington, D.C., finds time to regularly publish well-regarded and comprehensive biographies. His 2007 book on Einstein was a favorite of Apple founder Steve Jobs, who handpicked Isaacson to be his biographer. (Although Isaacson initially refused, believing that Jobs was too young and had too many accomplishments ahead of him to warrant a book-length biography, he relented when he realized that the tech entrepreneur, then ill with cancer, might not have long to live.) Jobs was, Isaacson realized, exactly the type of subject he found fascinating. "Sometimes we divide people, the people who are the science geeks and the people who are the humanities geeks," he has explained. "[But] in some ways it's the combination of the humanities and the science that leads to great creativity. You see that in Ben Franklin, you see it in Albert Einstein, and you see it, of course, in Steve Jobs." The Jobs biography, published in 2011, sold almost 400,000 copies in its first week alone and was among the top-selling books of the year.
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Editors Note A narrative portrait based on the complete body of Einstein's papers offers insight into how the iconic thinker's mind worked as well as his contributions to science, in an account that describes his two marriages, his receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the influence of his discoveries on his personal views about morality, politics, and tolerance. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
Annotation In this accessible and affectionate biography of the 20th century's most famous theoretical physicist, Walter Isaacson recounts the public and private life of Albert Einstein, making his abstruse theories understandable while capturing the unique qualities of Einstein's personality, including his maverick approach to authority. Isaacson presents an engaging narrative of Einstein's childhood, his years in the patent office, his struggle to clarify his theories, and his marriages. He provides a fair and balanced account of Einstein's world-view, his take on God and religion and his evolving identity as a Jew, as well as his reaction to the atomic bomb and his efforts on behalf of world peace. There is much to savor in Isaacson's presentation , as he delights in Einstein's deft handling of the spotlight, as well as his tendency to provoke his attentive public with remarks that, whether playful or serious, were often eminently quotable. The many stories in EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND THE UNIVERSE add up to one grand, unified life.
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