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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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  • A Stubbornly Persistent Illusionby Stephen Hawking

    Running Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it “a gem of a collection? while New Scientist magazine notes the “thrill of reading Einstein?s own words.? From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Jeremy Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Albert Einstein did not impress his first teachers. They found him a dreamy child without an especially promising future. But some time in his early years he developed what he called "wonder" about the world. Later in life, he remembered two instances from his childhood--his fascination at age five with a compass and his introduction to the lucidity... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Anne Schraff

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Few people have had as great an impact on our understanding of the natural world than Albert Einstein. His brilliant insights into the nature of the universe transformed life in the twentieth century. Read this fascinating story of a true genius and his efforts to bring about a peaceful world. Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential... more...

  • Einstein on Race and Racismby Fred Jerome; Rodger Taylor

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Einstein's Physicsby Ta-Pei Cheng

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 54.99

    Many regard Albert Einstein as the greatest physicist since Newton. What exactly did he do that is so important in physics? We provide an introduction to his physics at a level accessible to an undergraduate physics student. All equations are worked out in detail from the beginning. Einstein's doctoral thesis and his Brownian motion paper were... more...

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

    Birkhäuser Basel 2010; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Student's Guide to Einstein's Major Papersby Robert E Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    Our understanding of the physical universe underwent a revolution in the early twentieth century - evolving from the classical physics of Newton, Galileo, and Maxwell to the modern physics of relativity and quantum mechanics.The dominant figure in this revolutionary change was Albert Einstein. In a single year, 1905, Einstein produced breakthrough... 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...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 29.99

    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...