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Einstein: His Life and Universe By Walter Isaacson,

  • Title: Einstein: His Life and Universe
  • Author: Walter Isaacson
  • ISBN: 9780743264730
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Einstein was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days, and these character traits drove both his life and his science In this narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered.
    Einstein His Life and Universe Einstein was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days and these character traits drove both his life and his science In this narrative Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteri

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    1. I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance s interest in Einstein s life and theories I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics don t tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am I felt a bit daunted by the length of it at first 700 pages, or 22 hours on 18 CDs , but the book is engrossing from the start The periodic and quite detailed descriptions of Einstein s theories and research were a bit [...]

    2. Einstein and Nuclear EnergyAlbert Einstein s Theory of RelativityAlbert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century Einstein proposed the famous equation E mc2 This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in those days the means to prove experimentally were not available Thus, the energy E m represents the mass, both interconnected by the speed of light c This equation related to mass conversions of energy, therefore, it could be as [...]

    3. One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky It s the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood It also tells the story of when Albert had a fever and had to stay in bed, his father gave him a compass Albert became fascinated by the needle and asked so many thoughtful questions about the magnetic fields and the poles of the [...]

    4. here s a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal the 1st paragraph waugh than egghead, eh and that 2nd paragraph those papers a modification of the theory of space and time holy shit.Dear Habicht,Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us that I almost feel as if I am committing a sacrilege when I break it now with some inconsequential babble So, what are you up to, you frozen whale, you smoked, dried, canned piece of soul Why have you still not sent me your dissertation Don t you k [...]

    5. My brother in law recommended this biography in 2007 It is one of the most incredible books I ve read in a long time There are eleven pages of sources alone This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level It s 551 pages long, and I so did not want this book to end Isaacson immerses us in a detailed, in depth probing of Einstein s life personal, intellectual, scientific, political, and cultural against a backdrop of the history of th [...]

    6. So I ve had a love hate with Einstein for a few years now I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion brilliant stuff But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scientist Why does everyone feel the need to quote the guy regarding religion, education, happiness, sociology.everything This really annoyed me and I guess it still does.In an education lecture a few weeks ago the lecturer gave a [...]

    7. On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references and 50 pages of index It covers his life and attempts to explain some of his theories I found that the first half about his childhood and momentous discoveries in 1905 was exciting I hadn t realized that most of his m [...]

    8. The book wasn t amazing, but the man certainly was Don t get me wrong I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for the kind of person he was He will appeal to those of you who like non conformists, people with imagination and curiosity He is one of those few adults who manage to keep alive a child s delight in the world around them.Now [...]

    9. Einstein His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein s theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio Too much of the genuis theory is liable to give me brain freeze, so this was perfect And done just the way I like it, tight and to the point.

    10. A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson s biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn t get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details Despite that, I decided to give his recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a try If it turned out to be boring, I d just drop it Turned out, I loved it.What I loved about Isaacon s book here is the way it delicately balances three aspects the life of Einstein from a strictly biographical angle, th [...]

    11. You ll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood he never did fail a math test and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many great theories and discoveries, his relationship with all of his famous peers, his rise to public fame, his sincere beliefs in freedom from oppression, 2 world wars, his role with the bomb, and his life in the US And th [...]

    12. EINSTEIN HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein His Life and Universe This isn t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death Isaacson escorts the reader on a unique journey through the mind of Einstein, as well as through the eyes of his friends and family along the way one becomes so close and understanding of the man of the twentieth century it is as if he we [...]

    13. Einstein was a great read I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world In the beginning of the book, I didn t know quite what to think of Einstein I couldn t tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn t impressed with how he handled his personal relationships However, as the book went on, I gained an appreciation for his thirst for knowledge, his independent thinking, confidence, determination, and even kindness I ve [...]

    14. This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein s life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested I learned heaps I didn t know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstein s political views, how they changed over time and his level of support for setting up the Manhattan Project.I read the book with a specific research agenda, which was to independently form an opinion as to whether [...]

    15. This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson Coming from Isaacson, the book is well written and seemed very thoroughly researched Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well For instance, a huge portion of the book is devoted to Einstein s personal life, reading through his correspondence with his love interests It s interesting for a while, but after some point I thought we were intruding a little to [...]

    16. While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest A bit of history about me and Einstein, not that I know him personally of course Back in high school, I loved books so much that I was a school librarian I also had a very early interest in science which was instilled by my father who actually bought me a set of Scienc [...]

    17. Uf Pro m jednozna n kniha posledn doby, co tak nemus m t ka d , ale j jsem na Einsteina prost zat en Kniha je o ivot a pr ci Alberta Einsteina, co asi u ivotopisu nep ekvap , ale p r v c zm n m Za prv m p ekvapilo, odkud vlastn poch z Einsteinovy p klady s vlaky a nikdy by m nenapadlo, jak velk vliv m e m t pr ce kousek od hypermodern technologie, jakou tehdy byly vlaky, na pr ci teoretick ho fyzika Za druh se mi l bil v n rozpor mezi ran m revolucion em v oboru a pozd j m reakcion em , kter h j [...]

    18. Einstein His life and Universe , , , 3 , , 1879.3.14 pacifist .Nationalism , o_OThe Olympia Academy it was fun I want same academy for me So, I m unofficially looking for fellow members of my academia D Marie Curie, Franz Kafka, Gauss, Planck, Freud, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Roosevelts, Schrodinger

    19. Obo avam ovog oveka Zabele io sam sebi pokoju mudrost od njega Vredi itati, to zbog Alberta, to zbog knjige.

    20. Arrivata alla fine la morte di Einstein mi sono sentita triste, come se mi avesse lasciato un vecchio maestro che conosceva da tanto, il quale con le sue parole e il suo esempio mi aveva aiutato a capire il mondo, quello della fisica e quello delle persone Ho iniziato dalla fine perch ancora non riesco a credere che non potr pi ascoltare il caro vecchio Albert sono nella prima fase del lutto, quello dell incredulit e del rifiuto della perdita So benissimo che il mio Albert l ho conosciuto attrav [...]

    21. Everyone knows Albert Einstein smart man, came up with E MC2, helped create the atomic bomb but I didn t know much beyond the hype That s why I picked up Walter Isaacson s award winning book Einstein His Life and Universe Simon and Schuster 2007 I like to read about smart people What s different about how they think than other people Can they relate to ordinary people Where do they get the amazing ideas they come up with As often as not, brilliant people become criminals as successes like Einste [...]

    22. EINSTEIN His Life and Universe 2007 Walter Isaacson This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin Einstein was born in Ulm remember that it s often a crossword puzzle clue in 1879 His youth and early education is covered adequately, along with those of his siblings He was born into a non practising Jewish family In later years, when he was forced to list some personal religion he practiced [...]

    23. I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others.I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins s trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theory of special relativity to his masterpiece of general relativity.The author includes a great deal of coverage of Einstein s efforts to promote his idea of the need for a world governing body that would have all the mi [...]

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