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The Resource Einstein : the life of a genius, Walter Isaacson

Einstein : the life of a genius, Walter Isaacson

Label
Einstein : the life of a genius
Title
Einstein
Title remainder
the life of a genius
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius. From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E=mc2, to his concept of a unified field theory, no one else has contributed as much to science in the last 150 years. Published to commemorate the centenary of Einstein developing his theory of general relativity, Einstein : the Life of a Genius reveals the man behind the science, from his early years and experiments in Germany and his struggle to find work, to his marriages and children, his role in the development of the atomic bomb and his work for civil rights groups in the United States. Drawing on personal memorabilia belonging to Einstein, this book also includes reproductions of documents that reveal more than this scientist's groundbreaking theories"--Page 4 of cover
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2008.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2008.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189930
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaacson, Walter
Dewey number
530.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English with some facsimile documents in German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Unified field theories
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Unified field theories
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
his life and universe
Label
Einstein : the life of a genius, Walter Isaacson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Swiss years -- Berlin years -- Princeton years
Control code
ocn883460088
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780233004341
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
mostly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883460088
Label
Einstein : the life of a genius, Walter Isaacson
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Swiss years -- Berlin years -- Princeton years
Control code
ocn883460088
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780233004341
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
mostly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883460088

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