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Albert einstein changed the way physicists view the universe - and transformed the way we all see the world just over one hundred years ago, his theory of relativity stunned scientists, but today it is integral to modern thought as the most important scientific discovery of the twentieth century in this unique single volume, stephen hawking has assembled the highlights of einstein's groundbreaking scientific work collected here are einstein's own illuminating writings on the theory of relativity, which present a world of paradoxes in which space is bent and time is curved yet einstein was known not only for his landmark ideas in physics here too are his reflections on politics and religion, and his musings on the ultimate significance of his scientific findings

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The making of the mythology of Albert Einstein began well before his death and shows no sign of abating. One of these books aims to cut through the myth; the other to capitalize on it. Brian's ambitious and well-researched work is a refreshing change from the recent glut of revisionist Einstein biographies, like Roger Highfield and Paul Carter's tawdry The Private Lives of Albert Einstein (LJ 5/1/94). Brian does a fine job of depicting the man, not the myth. Each of his 42 vividly detailed chapters covers a very specific period in Einstein's life. Brian is strong in covering the full range of Einstein's personal, political, and professional activities, and he offers insight into his thinking. This is not, however, a scientific biography, and little is offered by way of explanation of his theories. For that, the best work remains Abraham Pais's Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein (LJ 8/82). Still, most general readers will probably prefer the personal, nontechnical style of Brian's book. Recommended for all libraries. Eddington's Essential Einstein is, essentially, fluff. It contains around 90 duotone photographs, in which Einstein is shown as gentle, unkempt, avuncular, eccentric, and visionary?in short, it portrays all of the standard characteristics of the Einstein image that permeates popular culture. Next to the photos are quotes taken from his speeches and writings. True, many of the photos are captivating, so buy this book for your coffee table if you want, but not for your library.?Gregg Sapp, Univ. of Miami Lib., Coral Gables, Fla.
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