Einstein and Our World, Second Edition (Control of Nature)

3.52 avg rating
( 21 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781591022565: Einstein and Our World, Second Edition (Control of Nature)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is a fascinating account of the impact of Einstein’s work and outlook upon contemporary culture and upon the scientific enterprise itself.

Following a brief, nontechnical explanation of the significance of Einstein’s achievements, Prof. Cassidy takes the reader on an intriguing journey through the uses and abuses of Einstein’s relativity theory in such widely diverse settings as political ideology, philosophy of science, literature, art, religion, and the individual in an age of dictatorship, genocide, and weapons of mass destruction. Cassidy explores how Einstein’s work spread throughout the physical sciences, leading to a new conception of the theoretical physicist as both physicist and cultural figure. While public fascination with Einstein’s achievements grew, his authority as an influential spokesman for human dignity, intellectual freedom, and world peace continued to the end of his life.

This new edition, besides updating and revising the content of the first edition, includes a number of important new topics that could not be included in the original edition: more on Einstein’s personal life in the light of recent revelations; a new section on Einstein and peace; and an assessment of Einstein’s continuing influence in the post-September 11 era.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Cassidy, formerly associate editor of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, is currently professor of natural science at Hofstra University. He is also the author of Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg (used as a basis of the Broadway play Copenhagen) and the coauthor with G. Holton and J. Rutherford of Understanding Physics.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cassidy, David C.
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VR-9781591022565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Cassidy, David C.
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781591022565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

David Cassidy
Published by Prometheus Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prometheus Books, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English. Brand new Book. This is a fascinating account of the impact of Einstein's work and outlook upon contemporary culture and upon the scientific enterprise itself. Following a brief, nontechnical explanation of the significance of Einstein's achievements, Prof. Cassidy takes the reader on an intriguing journey through the uses and abuses of Einstein's relativity theory in such widely diverse settings as political ideology, philosophy of science, literature, art, religion, and the individual in an age of dictatorship, genocide, and weapons of mass destruction. Cassidy explores how Einstein's work spread throughout the physical sciences, leading to a new conception of the theoretical physicist as both physicist and cultural figure. While public fascination with Einstein's achievements grew, his authority as an influential spokesman for human dignity, intellectual freedom, and world peace continued to the end of his life. This new edition, besides updating and revising the content of the first edition, includes a number of important new topics that could not be included in the original edition: more on Einstein's personal life in the light of recent revelations; a new section on Einstein and peace; and an assessment of Einstein's continuing influence in the post-September 11 era. Seller Inventory # BTE9781591022565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Cassidy, David C.
Published by Humanity Books
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanity Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591022568. Seller Inventory # Z1591022568ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Cassidy, David C.
Published by Humanity Books
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanity Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591022568. Seller Inventory # Z1591022568ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Cassidy, David C.
Published by Humanity Books
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanity Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591022568. Seller Inventory # Z1591022568ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Cassidy, David C.
Published by Humanity Books
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanity Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591022568. Seller Inventory # Z1591022568ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Cassidy, David C.
Published by Humanity Books
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanity Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591022568. Seller Inventory # Z1591022568ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Cassidy, David C.
Published by Humanity Books
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanity Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591022568. Seller Inventory # Z1591022568ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Cassidy, David C.
Published by Humanity Books
ISBN 10: 1591022568 ISBN 13: 9781591022565
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanity Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591022568. Seller Inventory # Z1591022568ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book