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The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension: Einstein Adds a New Dimension

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In volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights build on Einstein's theories of relativity), and to an understanding of the astonishingly small subatomic world (the realm of quantum physics). Students will learn ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Smithsonian Books
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Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
Einstein Adds a New Dimension is my absolute favorite book in this trilogy. While it explains the research, principles of discoveries and inventions of the last decade, it touches on the humanitarian aspects of the scientists and the all over status/climate in world affairs or political crisis along the way that influenced and changed scientific studies and outcomes. In this particular book, the most influential situations were WWI & WWII, with emphasis on the Manhatten Project and the Space ...more
Aleksandra Kostova
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it

From electrons to Einstein at a train station, the content of "The story of Science Einstein Adds a New Dimension," has an abundance of facts and mind blowing details. Joy Hakim has a profusion of ways to retain the reader's attention. She asks many questions to get the reader thinking, and the author also puts in humorous stories about Einstein and his colleagues that make you engaged in the book. Another one of Joy Hakim's strategies is many times she would say,” as explained later in the boo
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Middle to upper grade history text -- a great look at how physics has influenced and charted the way into the 20th century (and toward the future). Helps make relativity and quantum dynamics accessible to the student and links it to the history of its day.
Informative, fairly easy to read and understand, textbook. For school.
Joy Hakim
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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A Letter to the Head of Smithsonian Books from a school leader, writing about the three volume The Story of Science:

The books are fantastic.

I have been teaching for 25 years with experience in an Ivy League University and a variety of very competitive prep schools. As a former prep school History Department chair (at Landon School) who made it a habit to teach everything in our department, I have probably used 20 different textbooks, including ones for courses in AP U.S. History, AP European His
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The whole "Story of Science" series is fabulous! The books are rich in illustrations, interesting information, and visual representations of tough concepts. This last book is very physics- and astronomy-focused and I learned more about physics from this book than I did in high school or college. Hakim masterfully takes complicated concepts and explains them clearly, simply, and elegantly. She makes each step of scientific progress fascinating. I highly recommend this series for kids and adults! ...more
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Volume three (I think) of science for real people. It is a textbook, but it is a great read for real people who like science.
Benji Bader
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read this is sixth grade, it really changed the way I looked at science
Richard Pittman
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up at the library on a whim. It turns out to be almost like a high school textbook, but for a class that is sadly unlikely ever to be taught: the history of science and scientists. It also turns out that this is the third book in a series. So, I skipped to the end of the story, I suppose.

Nevertheless I can highly recommend this book. The book covers the history of physics (both large and small) from the late 19th century to a few years ago, which is inarguably a time of massi
Byron Miller
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down, nor any of the other 2 in this series. I'm actually thinking of eventually buying the set so i can go back and read again to see how much i absorbed the first time around. The author does a great job of progressing through ideas and somewhat difficult concepts and presenting them with just enough detail to get the wheels in your head spinning and asking for more, will filling that thirst for more in the very next page.

The only odd thing about the books is that they
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
by Joy Hakim
the mystery and science that has help paved society. This book focuses on Einstein how his theories and ideas have shaped modern science. He was more influencial then the formula we all know, E = M C Squared.
looking at each of the modern thories, and how they stand with and against what Einstein believed. this is a great book for introduction of modern science, allowing you to know the names of predomi
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Story of Science by Joy Hakim is a great and fun series if you like science or even if you just want to read something interesting. Me and my family read all three books together and now have a broader understanding of general world history and also now more about science that you won't get in a classroom setting. In this particular book Joy talks about many of my favorite subjects, from black holes to extraterrestrial life, to quantum theory which just boggles my mind to many many more thin ...more
Aug 09, 2010 rated it liked it
I am just not smart enough for these science books. This one is even for Middle School age kids. I did learn from about the first half of the book. Then I think my brain just got too full and couldn't hold any more. ...more
I enjoyed what I read of it, but it reads more like a textbook than anything else, and there were many things that I couldn't really understand, so after 177 pages I decided to set it aside. Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything was much more to my liking and ability level. ...more
Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If science textbooks were all this interesting, I think we would have many more scientists.
Angela Oltmanns
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really appreciate Joy Hakim's dedication and commitment to produce quality work. Helps me understand some of the things my son is interested in. ...more
Feb 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
So well explained! I totally understood what it was talking about!!
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was the best one of the series! I think I enjoyed it the most because it was talking about more current science. I learned more from this book than I ever did in a science class.
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