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Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity.

EINSTEIN: A Hundred Years of Relativity

Albert Einstein's advances, made 100 years ago this year, forever changed the way scientists view the universe. Robinson provides a comprehensive and unusual perspective on Einstein's scientific discoveries and personal life in this combination biography and collection of essays and photos. The book first reviews Newtonian physics before their refinement by the theory of relativity. Robinson then goes on to explain Einstein's miraculous insight, which led to that theory, his search for the so-called theory of everything, and his initial resistance to quantum theory. The author also reveals some of the lesser-known aspects of Einstein's personality, including his love for music, his numerous affairs, and his adamant opposition to the nuclear bomb. Included with these biographical notes are essays written about Einstein by some of today's leading scientists, including Stephen Hawking, Freeman Dyson, and Arthur C. Clarke, as well as an account of Einstein's last interview, conducted by I. Bernard Cohen. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005, 256 p., b&w photos, hardcover, $35.00.
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Title Annotation:book by Andrew Robinson
Author:Robinson, Andrew
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 29, 2005
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