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Discoveries: Einstein: Decoding the Universe

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Harry N. Abrams (first published January 1st 1995)
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Val
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
The New Horizons series published by Thames and Hudson and the Great Discoveries series published by W. W. Norton & Company are both excellent and both series include books on Einstein.
This one, in New Horizons, contains brief and comprehensive biographical details and, more importantly, very clear explanations of his scientific discoveries and thinking. If you don't understand the photoelectric effect, the nature of light, matter and time, the theories of special and general relativity or w
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Cindy
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rather than just talking about Einstein's revolutionary theories & the importance of them, the book also gives insight into the man & the time he lived in. It shows letters to and from Einstein, newspaper articles, quotes from contemporaries. Yes, Albert Einstein was a genius, but his personality had a depth that isn't always portrayed in books.

This book even gave me a tiny bit better understanding of general relativity. Unfortunately, I still haven't grasped quantum mechanics at all.
Carlos Romero
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
What I appreciated the most about this book was not just the fact that Einstein is one of my favorite scientists of all time, but it is seriously loaded with all of his information. If that's not enough, check it out for a variety of rich illustrations on Einstein, art, archeology, music, history, philosophy, science and nature.
Joshua
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's a short read full of illustrations and easy to understand language about the life/work of Albert Einstein.
Wei
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspired me to look further into science and physics after leaving it behind since high school.
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