The Resource Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis

Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis

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Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography
Title
Einstein's greatest mistake
Title remainder
a biography
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David Bodanis
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eng
Summary
Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet, in the final decades of his life, he was ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. As writer David Bodanis explains here, this stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein's earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets. Einstein's imagination and self-confidence served him well as he sought to reveal the universe's structure, but when it came to newer revelations in the field of quantum mechanics, these same traits undermined his quest for the ultimate truth. Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein's intellectual development across his professional and personal life, showing how his conviction in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing. This intimate and enlightening biography of the celebrated physicist reveals how much we owe Einstein today--and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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OU/DLC
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  • 530.092
  • B
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
B66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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Contents
Origins of genius. Victorian childhood ; Coming of age ; Annus mirabilis ; Only the beginning -- "The happiest thought of my life." Interlude one. The romance of many dimensions ; Glimpsing a solution ; Time to think ; Sharpening the tools ; The greatest idea -- Glory. True or false? ; Totality ; Interlude two. The future and the past ; Cracks in the foundation -- Reckoning. Rising tensions ; Interlude three. Candles in the sky ; The queen of hearts is black ; Finally at ease -- The greatest mistake. Crushing the upstart ; Uncertainty of the modern age ; Arguing with the Dane ; Interlude 4. Music and inevitability -- Final acts. Dispersions ; Isolation in Princeton ; The end
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24 cm.
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Extent
xiv, 280 pages
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9780544808560
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2016022348
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unmediated
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)932050740

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