Einstein : His Life and Universe

Description

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk--a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate--became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals. These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.

Details

Author(s)
Walter Isaacson
Format
Paperback | 675 pages
Dimensions
154 x 226 x 44mm | 938.93g
Publication date
16 Oct 2008
Publisher
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations; Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0743264746
ISBN13
9780743264747
Bestsellers rank
62,616