Subtle is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

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9780195204384: Subtle is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

Having the advantage of knowing Einstein personally during the last nine years of his life and having access to some of his 50,000 pages of letters and science papers, the author fills many gaps about what we know of Einstein's life. It deals with his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. Also depicts the state of physics at the turn of the century and how Einstein transformed the field.

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The late Abraham Pais ws Detlev W. Bronk Professor at the Rockefeller University and winner of the J.R. Oppenheimer Memorial Prize for 1979.

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"A monument to sound scholarship and graceful style....Accurate, witty and clear as brook water, it is a work against which future scientific biographies will be measured."--The New York Times Book Review

"A marvelous new biography....Pais demonstrates an astute understanding of Einstein's discoveries....The finest Einstein biography yet published."--Science Digest

"A delightful and instructive book, perhaps the most sensitive and valuable scientific biography of Albert Einstein that has been published....Pais exhibits delicacy and sensitive judgment and succeeds in projecting an image that does justice to Einstein, the human being, and conveys the
enormous appeal that Einstein had on those privileged to know him. All told, this is a fine book which will be a valuable addition to one's library."--Foundations of Physics

"A sympathetic but clear-eyed view of his life and work....examined mainly in his own plentiful papers, supplemented by a remarkably wide list of unusual sources....A fine book."--Scientific American

"An outstanding biography of Albert Einstein that one finds oneself reading with sheer pleasure....Pais has produced a lively book that is, at the same time, a major contribution to Einstein scholarship."--Physics Today

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