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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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  • Albert Einsteinby Jeremy Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Albert Einstein , part of Oxford's ongoing series Oxford Scientists , is an insightful and entertaining biography of a man whose scientific intuition was so powerful that almost everything he touched in physics turned to gold. Bernstein explains major theories and breakthroughs, and traces the paths that brought Einstein to his discoveries, such... more...

  • Hermann Graßmann ? Roots and Tracesby Hans-Joachim Petsche; Lloyd Kannenberg; Gottfried Keßler; Jolanta Liskowacka

    Birkhäuser Basel 2010; US$ 49.38

    Hermann Günther Graßmann was one of the 19th century's most remarkable scientists, but many aspects of his life have remained in the dark. This book assembles essential, first-hand information on the Graßmann family. It sheds light on the family's struggle for scientific knowledge, progress and education. It puts a face on the protagonists... more...

  • Einstein on Race and Racismby Fred Jerome; Rodger Taylor

    Rutgers University Press 2005; Not Available

    Nearly fifty years after his death, Albert Einstein remains one of America's foremost cultural icons. A thicket of materials, ranging from scholarly to popular, have been written, compiled, produced, and published about his life and his teachings. Among the ocean of Einsteinia-scientific monographs, biographies, anthologies, bibliographies, calendars,... more...

  • Once Upon Einsteinby Thibault Damour

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 35.95

    It is well known that Einstein founded twentieth-century physics with his work on relativity and quanta, but what do we really know about these ground breaking ideas? How were they discovered? What should we retain today from the conceptual upheavals he initiated? Through a selection of concrete scenes taken from Einstein's life, the author offers... more...

  • My Einsteinby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    In this fascinating volume, today?s foremost scientists discuss their own versions and visions of Einstein: how he has influenced their worldviews, their ideas, their science, and their professional and personal lives. These twenty-four essays are a testament to the power of scientific legacy and are essential reading for scientist and layperson alike.Contributors... more...

  • Einsteinby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99

    By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs , this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. 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... more...

  • Die Weltlinie - Albert Einstein und die moderne Physikby Jukka Maalampi; Manfred Stern

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 18.47

    Das Buch ist eine unterhaltsame und formelfreie Darstellung der modernen Physik vom 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Das Leben Albert Einsteins und seine wissenschaftlichen Leistungen ziehen sich als roter Faden durch den Text. Der Autor erläutert zentrale Begriffe und Ergebnisse der modernen Physik in populärwissenschaftlicher Form aus der historischen... more...

  • Albert Einstein: Gentle Geniusby Don Herweck

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99

    Albert Einstein is probably the most influential scientist and greatest physicist of the twentieth century. He revolutionized our ideas about time and space, and he is best known for his theory of relativity and his equation E=mc2, which explains the relationship between energy and mass. By age 30, he was considered by many to be one of the world?s... more...

  • Subtle is the Lordby Abraham Pais

    OUP Oxford 1982; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    Subtle is the Lord is recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein, written by an award-winning physicist turned historian who knew Einstein personally in the last years of his life. Pais illuminates the man through his science, with authority, precision, and liveliness. more...

  • The Ultimate Quotable Einsteinby Albert Einstein; Alice Calaprice; Freeman Dyson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Here is the definitive new edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features 400 additional quotes, bringing the total to roughly 1,600 in all. This ultimate edition includes new sections--"On... more...