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Einstein by Walter Isaacson
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Feb 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: science, spring-2012, biography, bnc-group-read

Walter Isaacson has written a well-researched biography of Albert Einstein. He shows Einstein as a curious, imaginative, rebellious young man who visualized thought experiments to solve problems. Einstein is presented not only as the physicist who came up with the theory of relativity, but also as a political figure. He was involved in Jewish causes, was a pacifist, and believed in free thought and individual freedom. He was a gentle, friendly man with endless curiosity. His biggest flaw seemed to be in pushing his marriages and children to the backseat, in comparison to the endless time he spent on science. In this book, the reader learns about both Einstein the man, and Einstein the scientist. Readers with some science background will appreciate this book more since Isaacson includes quite a bit of complex information about relativity and other areas of physics.
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Reading Progress

February 17, 2012 – Shelved
February 17, 2012 – Shelved as: science
February 17, 2012 – Shelved as: spring-2012
February 21, 2012 – Started Reading
February 21, 2012 – Shelved as: biography
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March 30, 2012 – Finished Reading
July 14, 2012 – Shelved as: bnc-group-read

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