Einstein in time and space

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His face is one of the most recognisable in history. His name is shorthand for ‘genius’. His fame is inextricable from his person. Today, he’s a figurehead as much as a man, symbolic of things larger than himself: of scientific progress, of the human mind, even of the age. But who was Einstein really? Samuel Graydon tackles this giant of intellect by breaking Einstein’s life down into 99 particles, through which he explores Einstein’s agglomeration of selves, contradictory as much as cohesive. Ranging from extracts of Einstein’s fascinating letters to his scientific theories to his romantic relationships to his thoughts on the historical moment, Graydon explores the mosaic of Einstein.

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DROPOUT. PACIFIST. PHYSICIST. CASANOVA. REFUGEE. REBEL. GENIUS.
THINK YOU KNOW EINSTEIN? THINK AGAIN

His face is instantly recognisable. His name is shorthand for genius. Today, he’s a figurehead as much as a man, symbolic of things larger than himself: of scientific progress, of the human mind, even of the age. But who was Einstein really?

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist who discovered relativity, black holes and E = mc2, dined with Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood and was the inspiration for (highly radioactive) element 99, Albert Einstein was also a high school dropout with an FBI file 1,400 pages long.

In this book, Samuel Graydon brings history’s most famous scientist back to life. From his lost daughter to escaping the Nazis, from his love letters to unlikely inventions, from telling jokes to cheer up his sad parrot Bibo to refusing the Presidency of Israel, through the discoveries and thought experiments that changed science, Einstein in Time and Space tells 99 unforgettable stories of the man who redefined how we view our universe and our place within it.

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Weight 0.041 kg
Dimensions 24 × 15.6 cm
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