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E=mc² by David Bodanis
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Aug 30, 07

Recommended for: adults who like to read
Read in June, 2006

Not at all what I expected, it was even better than I hoped. This is a fascinating romp through the people who made discoveries prior to Einstein that allowed him to come up with the Theory of Relativity. This was my favorite kind of book (like Da Vinci Code/Angels and Demons), the kind that keeps me scribbling down names and topics that I want to explore further. It read like an action/adventure novel and left me searching for more on du Chatelet, Voltaire (of all people!), and Lavoisier. Not being a biography reader, that this propelled me to biography is quite remarkable. He made it interesting to me and gave their lives a greater context. Bravo!

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