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Einstein: His Life And Times
Much has been written about Albert Einstein, technical and biographical, but very little remains as valuable as this unique hybrid of a book written by Einstein’s colleague and contemporary. Both rich in personal insights and grounded in a deep knowledge of twentieth-century science, Phillip Frank's biography anchors the reader with a lucid overview of physics and draws an ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Da Capo Press
(first published January 1st 1979)
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Thomas Kuhn's Bibliographies in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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Jan 11, 2019 Juxhin Deliu rated it liked it · review of another edition
An interesting overview on one of the most revolutionary figures in physics, written by an eminent contemporary of his. While discreetly developing Einstein’s biography, it focuses better on the development of his most known theories and their impact on society and academics at that time, giving much references and interesting standpoints from various sources and renowned personalities. Especially, it can help on understanding the complexity and apparent contradictions of Einstein’s body of work ...more
I listened to this book while driving and I wasn't thrilled with the reader's voice but even so I really liked it. Einstein is a very interesting character and the book discuses that as well as making him seem like a very real person and not just a caricature. I also enjoyed learning how his discoveries interlaced with those of the other major scientists at the time and how he got along with them personally. Plus the book gives a good overview of his scientific discoveries and how he reached the ...more