Albert Einstein remains one of most famous scientists in world history. His image
is instantly recognizable by even the most scientifically uninformed person—— for many people, Einstein personifies genius. But who was Einstein really? What was he like as a person? What did his science actually mean? This fresh biography of Albert Einstein provides students and general readers a concise, accessible introduction to the life and science of this revolutionary man. Underneath his genius, Einstein was an ordinary person, with human frailties and weaknesses, but also with charm, modesty, a wry sense of humor, and idiosyncrasies. Readers will understand why he was named the "Person of the Century."
ALICE CALAPRICE was senior editor at Princeton University Press for over 20 years, specializing in editing the sciences. She was in charge of editing and production of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein and was administrator of the series' accompanying translation project. She is the author of several books on Einstein, including The Quotable Einstein.
Prologue: Why Einstein?
Chapter 1 "It Is a Known Fact That I Was Born..."
Chapter 2 Training the Mind
Chapter 3 To Love and to Work
Chapter 4 The Physics of the "Year of Miracles, " 1905
Chapter 5 Academic Life in Switzerland
Chapter 6 The Early Berlin Years: War and Pacifism
Chapter 7 The Road to General Relativity
Chapter 8 The Later Berlin Years: Postwar Turmoil and the Rise of Hitler
Chapter 9 On the Road Again
Chapter 10 Coming to America
Chapter 11 Final Years of an Enfant Terrible
Chapter 12 Einstein the Experimenter
Epilogue: Einstein's Legacy
Appendix: The Story of Einstein's Famous Brain
Author Alice Calaprice
Press China Renmin University Press
Publication Date September, 2007
Edition First Edition
Page material gelatine plate paper
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