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Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children
Alice Calaprice (Editor)
1567316263
August 2003
Hardcover
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Albert Einstein
Albrecht Folsing
0140237194
June 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This translation of a work published in Germany in 1993 provides a balanced and comprehensive treatment of Einstein's life from early childhood through his final years at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study. It gives equal detail to his technical accomplishments and personal life, including his role as an international spokesman for Zionism and pacifism. It also includes a more honest picture of his relationships with women than earlier works, such as those by Roger Highfield and Paul Carter (The Private Lives of Albert Einstein, LJ 6/1/94) or Michael White and John Gribbin (Einstein: A Life in Science, LJ 3/1/94). Although extremely detailed and heavily documented, this is a very readable book, perhaps owing to the author's background in the radio/television presentation of science information. His...


Who Was Albert Einstein
Jess M. Brallier
0448424967
February 2002
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-This biography describes Einstein's early struggle to harness and focus his extraordinary abilities; his relationships with his family and first wife; and, lending depth to the story, his most significant scientific discoveries. Brallier does an adequate job of presenting the facts and injects touches of humor into his text. He also discusses Einstein's exile from Germany in the early 1930s and his political views and activities, including the irony that the man who strove for a world without war helped to create the atomic bomb. There are several full-page sidebars, including one on "The Magnetic Earth" and another on "Hitler and the Nazis," and two time lines that contrast world events with those of the scientist's life. Black-and-white cartoon illustrations do little to enhance the ...


Albert Einstein
Alice Calaprice
0313330808
July 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“[N]othing but praise for the fresh look and high-quality research that has gone into making this most agreeable and very readable contribution.”–School Science Review
“Calaprice and Lipscombe, a biographer and a physicist, provide students and general readers with a concise, accessible introduction to the life and science of Albert Einstein, emphasizing that underneath his genius, Einstein was a person with human frailties, charm, and a sense of humor. They detail his personal life as well as his education, his struggles to find an academic position, his contributions to physics, and his role as a champion of world peace.”–SciTech Book News
“[E]xplanations of the fiendishly difficult general and special theories of relativity in particular are wisely tackled with good earthbound...


Einstein's Miraculous Year: Five Papers That Changed the Face of Physics
Albert Einstein
0691122288
March 2005
Textbook Paperback
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From Booklist
The anno mirabilis was 1905, when an obscure patent examiner published several papers. This volume consists of translations of Einstein's revolutionary papers that year, with introductions by physicist Roger Penrose and others that explain why these papers are among the most important scientific documents of this century--if not all time. As a group they are notable for bridging mechanical theories of physics--particles whizzing around--and the relativistic view. In the former category, Einstein figured out the sizes of molecules, and that their bombardments kept microscopic particles in motion, both mysterious matters hitherto. The relativity papers announce the two things everyone knows about Einstein besides his iconic appearance, that energy and mass are equivalent and that time is not absolute. That the soul...


A Brief Introductory Biography of Albert Einstein
William Wise
0595003656
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Albert Einstein has now been named the greatest man of the 20th century; however, his brilliant mind wasn't always recognized. He did poorly in school; after college he nearly starved before finding a job. Then, he published his first Theory of Relativity and won worldwide fame as a scientist and a leader in the cause of World Peace.

About the Author
William Wise is the versatile author of many books for adults and children. His adult books include works of history and fiction. Wise has written several acclaimed biographies for young adults.


Ask Albert Einstein
Lynne Barasch
0374304351
October 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4–A delightful story based on an article in the New York Times in 1952. Seven-year-old April idolizes her 15-year-old sister, Annabel, who can do almost anything but has trouble with math. The teen's teacher has given her one last chance to earn a decent grade by solving a particularly difficult problem. When Annabel cries, Who does she think I am, Albert Einstein? April's curiosity and compassion for her sister result in a surprising solution to the whole dilemma, as well as to the math problem. After doing a little research about the famous scientist's life, she decides to write him a letter describing her sister's situation. He responds in an unusual, but ultimately helpful way. According to an author's note, Einstein really did find the time to go over equations with children who asked for...


E=Mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
David Bodanis
0802714633
October 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"No one makes complex science more fascinating and accessible than David Bodanis." --Bill Bryson

"A lucid, even thrilling study: the very best kind of science journalism." --Fay Weldon, Washington Post

"For the first time, I really feel that I understand the meaning and implications of that equation…there is a great 'aha!' awaiting the lay reader." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Even people who approach physics and mathematics with trepidation will be fascinated and enlightened by this dazzling book." --Parade


Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Max Born
0486607690
June 1962
Paperback
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Book Description
This excellent, semi-technical account includes a review of classical physics (origin of space and time measurements, Ptolemaic and Copernican astronomy, laws of motion, inertia, and more) and coverage of Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity, discussing the concept of simultaneity, kinematics, Einstein’s mechanics and dynamics, and more.


E = mc¿: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
David Bodanis
0425181642
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
E=mc2. Just about everyone has at least heard of Albert Einstein's formulation of 1905, which came into the world as something of an afterthought. But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of energy to mass. David Bodanis offers an easily grasped gloss on the equation. Mass, he writes, "is simply the ultimate type of condensed or concentrated energy," whereas energy "is what billows out as an alternate form of mass under the right circumstances."

Just what those circumstances are occupies much of Bodanis's book, which pays homage to Einstein and, just as important, to predecessors such as Maxwell, Faraday, and Lavoisier, who are not as well known as Einstein today. Balancing writerly energy and scholarly weight, Bodanis offers a primer in modern physics and cosmology, explaining that the universe today is an...



Albert Einstein: Young Thinker (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)
Marie Hammontree
0020418604
October 1986
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Presents the early life of the German-born physicist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking.


Odd Boy out: Young Albert Einstein
Don Brown
0618492984
September 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5–This well-crafted picture-book biography focuses on Einstein's hard-to-classify brilliance, which led to awesome scientific discoveries, but all too often left him a misunderstood outsider. Brown describes his subject's loving, cultured parents who were frequently nonplussed by their son's behavior and temper. He found himself the "odd boy" at school, and as the only Jewish student, was sometimes taunted by other children. He puzzled his instructors as well; though clearly gifted in science, math, and music, he was an indifferent student in most subjects. Brown's pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, rendered in a palette of dusky mauve and earthy brown, portray a doubtful, somewhat unhappy-looking child, except for a picture in which he gazes fondly at a compass, a gift that astonishes...


God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe
Amir D. Aczel
156731614X
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Who would have thought a mathematical constant would make such an engaging character? God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe, mathematician Amir Aczel's tale of the search for a scientific explanation of the universe, features the cosmological constant in a role as complex as Einstein's. The great genius referred to it as his "greatest blunder," but recent events in the world of astrophysics have brought the prodigal term back into the fold as an important part of his field equation. Aczel is a powerful storyteller, and makes no secret of his admiration for Einstein; much of the book revolves around his conquest of general relativity. Integrating relativity with gravitation was no easy task (even for Einstein), but the author deftly steers the reader away from the sticky stuff and focuses...

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