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Einstein

His Life and Universe

By Walter Isaacson

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| Paperback | 9780743264747

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By the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography sho Continue

By the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.

Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.

These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Gran biografía

    Muy buena trabajo bibliográfico y de documentación. Bien escrito y sobre una de las personalidades más interesantes del siglo XX. El autor sabe combinar a la perfección la vida personal y las ideas de Einstein con su trabajo científico haciendo que e ...(continue)

    Muy buena trabajo bibliográfico y de documentación. Bien escrito y sobre una de las personalidades más interesantes del siglo XX. El autor sabe combinar a la perfección la vida personal y las ideas de Einstein con su trabajo científico haciendo que el libro sea igualmente interesante a quien se siente atraído por la físico y quien no. Un magnífico libro

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    Jorge Rivera said on Aug 30, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    lo consiglio davvero. lungo ma affascinante, ho scoperto un personaggio assolutamente eccezionale. E forse ho persino capito qualcosa di quello che ha scoperto! Forse ci vuole un po' di basi di fisica, ma l'autore è davvero bravo a coinvolgerti. Vogl ...(continue)

    lo consiglio davvero. lungo ma affascinante, ho scoperto un personaggio assolutamente eccezionale. E forse ho persino capito qualcosa di quello che ha scoperto! Forse ci vuole un po' di basi di fisica, ma l'autore è davvero bravo a coinvolgerti. Voglio altri libri di questo autore!

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    tiana65 said on Mar 27, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Stupendo!

    Albert come probabilmente non si è mai visto. Umano, in tutte le sue sfaccettature.
    Capire l'uomo significa, in questo caso, capire anche il suo epico lavoro.
    Un libro appassionante!

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    Grande_Assiro said on Mar 4, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Da leggere!!!

    Biografia scritta veramente bene. Apprezzi la semplicità di un genio, condividi la sua visione del mondo e soprattutto ragioni su particolari della vita e della natura che conoscevi ma non comprendevi pienamente. Un libro assolutamente da leggere!

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    Hachie Je said on Jul 5, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    An insight into a great man by a writer who does bore you to death.

    I had to abandon this book for awhile, not because of the way it's written, which is smooth, informing and quite like a fictional novel. It is my brain and the way I think that made me abandon it early, even though I was thoroughly enjoying and agre ...(continue)

    I had to abandon this book for awhile, not because of the way it's written, which is smooth, informing and quite like a fictional novel. It is my brain and the way I think that made me abandon it early, even though I was thoroughly enjoying and agree with the man it is about quite definitively. I blame the dry, factual, mundane way History in High School used to drag me through learning and I have never been able to shake off the ill feeling and shudders that come over me whenever a non-fiction book comes along. This one was a delight, wish all teaching books were this good.

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    Bradley S. Hartman said on May 30, 2012 | Add your feedback

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