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The Resource Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis

Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis

Label
Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography
Title
Einstein's greatest mistake
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
David Bodanis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life, he was ignored by most working scientists, and his ideas were opposed by even his closest friends. How did this happen? Einstein's imagination and self-confidence served him well when he was young. But when it came to the new field of quantum mechanics, the same traits undermined him. Bestselling biographer David Bodanis traces Einstein from the skeptical, erratic student to the world's most brilliant physicist and then to the desolate, fallen-from-grace celebrity. An intimate biography touching on the romances and rivalries of the celebrated physicist, as much as on his scientific goals, "Einstein's Greatest Mistake" reveals what we owe Einstein today and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
  • 925/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016022348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780544808560
Lccn
2016022348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016022348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780544808560
Lccn
2016022348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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