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Einstein: Visionary Scientist

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Albert Einstein expanded the way we understand our universe and helped create a framework for modern physics with his groundbreaking theory of relativity. In this detailed and well-balanced biography, illustrated with exceptional archival photographs, John B. Severance recounts Einstein's life from his privileged childhood and disappointing early career to his later recogn ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published August 23rd 1999 by Clarion Books
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Violet
Jan 05, 2010 Violet rated it liked it
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This book takes an insight of Albert Einstein's professional and private life. It talks about his life before fame, after fame and everything the math scientist accomplished in his life. Any questions you've ever had about the E=mc2 inventor can be answered with this book.
The information in here was reliable for me because it was by the sam person who wrote Gandhi,Great Soul. Unfortunatley though I felt it was opionated like Gandhi,Great Soul. They made it seem like Einstein was just some anti
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Christina
This was a nice introductory biography for middle- grade students. It gives insight into his personal life, while also explaining some of his scientific breakthroughs. Don't expect to learn to much about his science in this book. Einstein led a much more social life among the scientific community than I realized. Also explained is how Einstein became famous despite discovering scientific principals too complicated for the average person. There were many great photos in this book which helped mak ...more
Stefani
Aug 17, 2014 Stefani rated it really liked it
On my son's summer reading list, a short illuminating informative book. I always wanted to know more or even basics of Einstein's life and this book does the job.
Michael
Dec 17, 2008 Michael rated it really liked it
This book is very good and interesting if you are want to find information on how Einstein became Einstein. My only complaint is that it doesn't have enough about physics. I picked up this book to try and learn about the theory of relativity and was very disappointed in it.
Maren
Sep 03, 2008 Maren rated it really liked it
Short but sweet, gave a good late-elementary school bio on Einstein focused on his career with a good sprinkling of personal facts. Whets my appetite for a larger, more in-depth adult bio on him.
Guan Jie Fung
Feb 08, 2011 Guan Jie Fung rated it it was ok
It is a great book about Einstein but it's not that interesting.
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Formerly a school teacher, John B. Severance now writes full time. He lives in Westerly, Rhode Island.
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