Biographic

Biographic

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives.

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Ammonite Press

ISBN: 1781453330

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Many people know that Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a brilliant theoretical physicist, the winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics, and creator of the theory of relativity that revolutionized modern science. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he did not learn to speak until he was 4 years old; that he was asked to become the President of Israel in 1952, but refused; that he was under surveillance by the FBI for 22 years; and that after urging the development of the atomic bomb, he later became a proponent of nuclear disarmament. Biographic: Einstein presents an instant impression of his life, work and fame, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the scientist behind the science.
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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Presents the life and accomplishments of the German physicist whose theory of relativity had a profound effect on modern views of space and time.

Author: Alice Calaprice

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313330808

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

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Presents the life and accomplishments of the German physicist whose theory of relativity had a profound effect on modern views of space and time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

TIME Magazine Biography Albert Einstein

TIME Magazine Biography  Albert Einstein

TIME Magazine Biographies. Albert. Einstein. His name is a synonym for genius.
December 31, 1999. O. n December 31, 1999, TIME selected Albert Einstein as
the Person of the Century, declaring that he had done more than any other ...

Author: Garth Sundem

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480768208

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Introduce biographies with fun, creative activities that teach literacy skills and more. Stimulate student interest with the color TIME Magazine cover. Focus on the background information, time line, comprehension questions, and extension ideas.
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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Kayser was planning to publish a biography in connection with Einstein's fiftieth
birthday. The arguments used by Einstein to dissuade Kayser were probably the
same which he used on David Reichinstein, another prospective biographer, ...

Author: Albrecht Fölsing

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140237194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 882

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In a book that is both an engaging portrait of a genius and a distillation of scientific thought, Folsing sheds light on Einstein's development and the complexity of his being. of photos.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Biography Book

The Biography Book

ALBERT EINSTEIN oped in a detailed and balanced account . Recomhis
religious and philosophical outlook , the book mended both for its biographical
details and its also underplays Einstein's scientific contributions . 1879–1955
ability to ...

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1573562564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 629

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Einstein s Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity

Einstein s Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity

"When I told Einstein about this plan he said: 'How strange that you are following
in my footsteps a second time!'" (Frank 1953, xiii-xiv). Although Frank wrote the
biography in German, it first appeared in 1947 in an English translation that ...

Author: Galina Weinstein

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443878890

Category: Science

Page: 360

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This book pieces together the jigsaw puzzle of Einstein’s journey to discovering the special theory of relativity. Between 1902 and 1905, Einstein sat in the Patent Office and may have made calculations on old pieces of paper that were once patent drafts. One can imagine Einstein trying to hide from his boss, writing notes on small sheets of paper, and, according to reports, seeing to it that the small sheets of paper on which he was writing would vanish into his desk-drawer as soon as he heard footsteps approaching his door. He probably discarded many pieces of papers and calculations and flung them in the waste paper basket in the Patent Office. The end result was that Einstein published nothing regarding the special theory of relativity prior to 1905. For many years before 1905, he had been intensely concerned with the topic; in fact, he was busily working on the problem for seven or eight years prior to 1905. Unfortunately, there are no surviving notebooks and manuscripts, no notes and papers or other primary sources from this critical period to provide any information about the crucial steps that led Einstein to his great discovery. In May 1905, Henri Poincaré sent three letters to Hendrik Lorentz at the same time that Einstein wrote his famous May 1905 letter to Conrad Habicht, promising him four works, of which the fourth one, Relativity, was a rough draft at that point. In the May 1905 letters to Lorentz, Poincaré presented the basic equations of his 1905 “Dynamics of the Electron”, meaning that, at this point, Poincaré and Einstein both had drafts of papers relating to the principle of relativity. The book discusses Einstein’s and Poincaré’s creativity and the process by which their ideas developed. The book also explores the misunderstandings and paradoxes apparent in the theory of relativity, and unravels the subtleties and creativity of Einstein.
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Einstein from B to Z

Einstein from  B  to  Z

This book may be consulted for generally reliable biographical information about
Newton's life. , I. Bernard Cohen. 1ntroduction to Newton's 'Principia' (Cambridge,
Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1971), p. 291. Eddington and Einstein John ...

Author: John Stachel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817641432

Category: Science

Page: 556

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John Stachel, the author of this collection of 37 published and unpublished articles on Albert Einstein, has written about Einstein and his work for over 40 years. Trained as a theoretical physicist specializing in the theory of relativity, he was chosen as the founding editor of The Collected papers of Albert Einstein 25 years ago, and is currently Director of the Boston University Center for Einstein Studies. Based on a detailed study of documentary evidence, much of which was newly discovered in the course of his work, Stachel debunks many of the old (and some new) myths about Einstein and offers novel insight into his life and work. Throughout the volume, a new, more human picture of Einstein is offered to replace the plaster saint of popular legend. In particular, a youthful Einstein emerges from the obscurity that previously shrouded his early years, and much new light is shed on the origins of the special and general theories of relativity. Also discussed in some detail are Einstein's troubled relationship with his first wife, his friendships with other physicists such as Eddington, Bose, and Pauli, and his Jewish identity. The essays are grouped thematically into the following areas: * The Human Side * Editing the Einstein Papers * Surveys of Einstein's Work * Special Relativity * General Relativity * Quantum Theory * Einstein and Other Scientists * Book Reviews Because the essays are independent of one another, readers will be able to dip into this collection to satisfy varying interests. It will be of particular interest to historians of 20th century science, working physicists, and students, as well as to the many members of the general reading public who continue to be fascinated by aspects of Einstein's life and work.
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Using Biographies in Your Classroom

Using Biographies in Your Classroom

II . TRUMPLIT ! ... ++++ HIB Tall 1 # 1 TIME Magazine Biographies Albert. Albert
Einstein His name is a synonym for genius . described how light could behave
not only like a wave but also like a stream of particles , called quanta or photons .

Author: Garth Sundem

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1425804713

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This resource introduces biographies with fun and creative strategies and activities to teach literacy skills and more including: creating a time line; drawing a mural; writing a biography; and acting out a scene. Stimulate student interest with provided TIME magazine covers and background information and meet the needs of all students with specific English language learner strategies and open-ended activities. This resource also includes a Teacher Resource CD with full color reproducibles.
Categories: Education

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Briefly explores the life of the famous physicist, who was also a peace activist and fighter for social justice.

Author: Milton Meltzer

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 0823419665

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Briefly explores the life of the famous physicist, who was also a peace activist and fighter for social justice.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Einstein

Einstein

Einstein, “Lens-like Action of a Star by Deviation of Light in the Gravitational Field
,” Science (Dec. ... 21, 1938, at the U.S. District Court in Greenville, S.C. Some
biographies have him living in Greensboro, N.C., at the time, but that is incorrect.

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847395894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius. Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:- 'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times 'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist ‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Printed in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 6 08 07 06 05 04 03 Schaefer ,
Wyatt , 1987 – Albert Einstein / by Wyatt Schaefer and Lola M . Schaefer . p . cm .
— ( First biographies ) Includes bibliographical references and index . Contents ...

Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736820795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Looks at Albert Einstein's early life, career, and achievements in the field of physics.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Einstein Code

The Einstein Code

About This Book ○ Read the Biographies ○ Crack the Codes ○ Answer the
Questions Crack the codes to explore the lives of famous “thinkers” • Offers
deductive reasoning activities that reinforce these basic math skills: o Fractions o
 ...

Author: Heather Knowles

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9781429104029

Category: Games

Page: 64

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Inspired by the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code," this imaginative cross-curricular resource is the perfect way to reinforce basic math skills as well as introduce the study of great "thinkers" to your class. A short biography is included for each featured "thinker" that contains secret, embedded information. Students must study the biography and crack the code to answer a set of worksheet questions. It is within these hidden codes that students will practice fractions, geometry, place value, and a variety of other valuable math skills.
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Einstein Defiant

Einstein Defiant

[A surprisingly vivid presentation of Einstein's breadth and character.] Cassidy,
David C. Uncertainty: The life and science of Werner Heisenberg. New York:W.H.
Freeman and Company, 1992. [A readable biography.] Einstein, Albert.

Author: Edmund Blair Bolles

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309089982

Category: Science

Page: 356

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"I find the idea quite intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of its own free will, not only its moment to jump off, but also its direction. In that case, I would rather be a cobbler, or even an employee in a gaming house, than a physicist." -Albert Einstein A scandal hovers over the history of 20th century physics. Albert Einstein -- the century's greatest physicist -- was never able to come to terms with quantum mechanics, the century's greatest theoretical achievement. For physicists who routinely use both quantum laws and Einstein's ideas, this contradiction can be almost too embarrassing to dwell on. Yet Einstein was one of the founders of quantum physics and he spent many years preaching the quantum's importance and its revolutionary nature. The Danish genius Neils Bohr was another founder of quantum physics. He had managed to solve one of the few physics problems that Einstein ever shied away from, linking quantum mathematics with a new model of the atom. This leap immediately yielded results that explained electron behavior and the periodic table of the elements. Despite their mutual appreciation of the quantum's importance, these two giants of modern physics never agreed on the fundamentals of their work. In fact, they clashed repeatedly throughout the 1920s, arguing first over Einstein's theory of "light quanta"(photons), then over Niels Bohr's short-lived theory that denied the conservation of energy at the quantum level, and climactically over the new quantum mechanics that Bohr enthusiastically embraced and Einstein stubbornly defied. This contest of visions stripped the scientific imagination naked. Einstein was a staunch realist, demanding to know the physical reasons behind physical events. At odds with this approach was Bohr's more pragmatic perspective that favored theories that worked, even if he might not have a corresponding explanation of the underlying reality. Powerful and illuminating, Einstein Defiant is the first book to capture the soul and the science that inspired this dramatic duel, revealing the personalities and the passions -- and, in the end, what was at stake for the world.
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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Index birth , 6 childhood , 6–7 compass , 7 death , 25 education , 8–11 Einstein ,
Eduard ( son ) , 13 Einstein , Hans ... She has written more than seventy - five
books , including nonfiction , biographies , early readers , and historical fiction .

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756504163

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the life and work of the twentieth-century physicist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Einstein s Jury

Einstein s Jury

My dissertation was on the reception of Einstein's general theory of relativity by
the American astronomy community.1 This ... I wrote a two-hour radio biography
on Einstein for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and a film on relativity for
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Author: Jeffrey Crelinsten

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400849673

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Einstein's Jury is the dramatic story of how astronomers in Germany, England, and America competed to test Einstein's developing theory of relativity. Weaving a rich narrative based on extensive archival research, Jeffrey Crelinsten shows how these early scientific debates shaped cultural attitudes we hold today. The book examines Einstein's theory of general relativity through the eyes of astronomers, many of whom were not convinced of the legitimacy of Einstein's startling breakthrough. These were individuals with international reputations to uphold and benefactors and shareholders to please, yet few of them understood the new theory coming from the pen of Germany's up-and-coming theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein. Some tried to test his theory early in its development but got no results. Others--through toil and hardship, great expense, and perseverance--concluded that it was wrong. A tale of international competition and intrigue, Einstein's Jury brims with detail gleaned from Crelinsten's far-reaching inquiry into the history and development of relativity. Crelinsten concludes that the well-known British eclipse expedition of 1919 that made Einstein famous had less to do with the scientific acceptance of his theory than with his burgeoning public fame. It was not until the 1920s, when the center of gravity of astronomy and physics shifted from Europe to America, that the work of prestigious American observatories legitimized Einstein's work. As Crelinsten so expertly shows, the glow that now surrounds the famous scientist had its beginnings in these early debates among professional scientists working in the glare of the public spotlight.
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Einstein Before Israel

Einstein Before Israel

What was einstein's own reaction to the land of his forefathers, and how did it
affect his views on Zionism? in biographical studies of einstein, his tour of
Palestine in february 1923 has usually been treated cursorily, as a mere by-
product of his ...

Author: Ze'ev Rosenkranz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691144122

Category: History

Page: 344

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"A vivid sense of strangeness": Einstein's path to the Zionist movement -- A different kind of nationalism: Einstein's induction and mobilization into the Zionist movement -- The "prize-winning ox" in "Dollaria": Einstein's fundraising trip to the United States in 1921 -- Secular pilgrim or Zionist tourist?: Einstein's tour of Palestine in 1923 -- The "botched university": Einstein's involvement in the Hebrew University, 1924-1929 -- "A genuine symbiosis": Einstein on the 1929 clashes in Palestine -- The "bug-infested house": Einstein's involvement in the Hebrew University, 1930-1933.
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Einstein A to Z

Einstein A to Z

Abraham Pais, with his books Subtle is the Lord . . . and Einstein Lived Here, is
known, deservedly, for writing some of the most thoughtful and comprehensive
biographies on Einstein. “Hand me the Pais,” was our official mantra while writing
.

Author: Karen C. Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471667575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy

How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy

There are already a zillion books on Einstein and/or relativity. So why did I write
this one? There are several reasons. Many good books that explain relativity are
out of print. Those still in print often lack a biographical component. There are ...

Author: David Topper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461447825

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This book tracks the history of the theory of relativity through Einstein’s life, with in-depth studies of its background as built upon by ideas from earlier scientists. The focus points of Einstein’s theory of relativity include its development throughout his life; the origins of his ideas and his indebtedness to the earlier works of Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Mach and others; the application of the theory to the birth of modern cosmology; and his quest for a unified field theory. Treading a fine line between the popular and technical (but not shying away from the occasional equation), this book explains the entire range of relativity and weaves an up-to-date biography of Einstein throughout. The result is an explanation of the world of relativity, based on an extensive journey into earlier physics and a simultaneous voyage into the mind of Einstein, written for the curious and intelligent reader.
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Einstein on Race and Racism

Einstein on Race and Racism

Preface More than one hundred biographies and monographs about Albert
Einstein have been published , yet not one of them mentions the name Paul
Robeson , let alone Einstein's friendship with him ; or the name W.E.B. Du Bois ,
let alone ...

Author: Fred Jerome

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813539528

Category: History

Page: 206

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Nearly 50 years after his death, this unique volume is the first to bring together a wealth of writings by Einstein on the topic of race. Although his activism in this area is less well known than his efforts on behalf of international peace and scientific cooperation, Einstein spoke out vigorously against racism both in the United States and around the world.
Categories: History