Einstein

Einstein

His Space and Times

Book - 2015
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A revealing new portrait of Albert Einstein, the world's first scientific "superstar"

The commonly held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of science was everything. But in actuality, the brilliant innovator whose Theory of Relativity forever reshaped our understanding of time was a man of his times, always politically engaged and driven by strong moral principles. An avowed pacifist, Einstein's mistrust of authority and outspoken social and scientific views earned him death threats from Nazi sympathizers in the years preceding World War II. To him, science provided not only a means for understanding the behavior of the universe, but a foundation for considering the deeper questions of life and a way for the worldwide Jewish community to gain confidence and pride in itself.

Steven Gimbel's biography presents Einstein in the context of the world he lived in, offering a fascinating portrait of a remarkable individual who remained actively engaged in international affairs throughout his life. This revealing work not only explains Einstein's theories in understandable terms, it demonstrates how they directly emerged from the realities of his times and helped create the world we live in today.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780300196719
0300196717
Branch Call Number: 925.3 EIN GIM
Characteristics: ix, 191 pages :,illustrations.

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Sep 09, 2015

Some interesting insights into the life and politics of the world's most famous scientist. I thought the comment at the very end that he walked about every day and chatted up the denizons of his lower-class Princeton neighbourhood was a very telling commentary about a man who didn't recognize classes in society. Just physics. I wish I had been a 1955 Princeton denizon.

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