Einstein A to Z.
EINSTEIN A TO Z KAREN C. FOX AND ARIES KECK
In a novel twist to a well-worn but never boring subject, this set of essays documents various aspects of Albert Einstein's life in vignettes arranged alphabetically by subject, ranging from absentmindedness to Zionism. Fox and Keck provide an accessible and lively overview of this iconic figure. They consider him as a scientist, pacifist, statesman, family man, and Jew who detested religion but was devoted to his people. The book includes a detailed, yet accessible overview of some of Einstein's greatest ideas, including his theories of relativity and time travel. Other entries cover Einstein's most notable contemporaries, including Niels Bohr, Paul Ehrenfest, and Robert Oppenheimer. On lighter notes, readers learn the circumstances in which Einstein met Marilyn Monroe and details about his famously wild hair. Wiley, 2004, 310 p., paperback, $17.95.