Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Einstein : his life and universe by Walter Isaacson

Check the CARL Catalog: Einstein : his life and universe by Walter Isaacson

Excerpt from book review by Jack Weigel (Library Journal)-
"Although the author appropriately makes Einstein's extraordinary scientific achievements the center of attention, he also covers his subject's complex and often painful familial relationships, his political interventions and comments, and his remarkable celebrity status (for a scientist) with the American public. Isaacson himself does not have a strong scientific background, but professional specialists in physics and mathematics assisted him effectively. This work, the first full biography of Einstein since all his papers have been made available, is well written and sensibly balanced in its treatment of the famed theoretical physicist, his family, and his friends. Certainly one of the best and most complete Einstein biographies thus far..."
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Watch this C-Span2 interview of the author discussing this latest book

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