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

Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis

Label
Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography
Title
Einstein's greatest mistake
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
David Bodanis
Title variation
Einsteins greatest mistake
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A portrait of Albert Einstein shares critical insights into both the genius and hubris of modern physics, linking Einstein's popular downfall through the final decades of his life to the same imagination and self-confidence that ignited his early successes
  • 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
Summary
A portrait of Albert Einstein shares critical insights into both the genius and hubris of modern physics, linking Einstein's popular downfall through the final decades of his life to the same imagination and self-confidence that ignited his early successes
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530311
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
B66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Victorian childhood -- Coming of age -- Annus mirabilis -- Only the beginning -- Glimpsing a solution -- Time to think -- Sharpening the tools -- The greatest idea -- True or false? -- Totality -- Cracks in the foundation -- Rising tensions -- The queen of hearts is black -- Finally at ease -- Crushing the upstart -- Uncertainty of the modern age -- Arguing with the dane -- Dispersions -- Isolation in Princeton -- The end
Control code
5823986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780544808560
Lccn
2016022348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn932050740
  • (OCoLC)932050740
Label
Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography, David Bodanis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Victorian childhood -- Coming of age -- Annus mirabilis -- Only the beginning -- Glimpsing a solution -- Time to think -- Sharpening the tools -- The greatest idea -- True or false? -- Totality -- Cracks in the foundation -- Rising tensions -- The queen of hearts is black -- Finally at ease -- Crushing the upstart -- Uncertainty of the modern age -- Arguing with the dane -- Dispersions -- Isolation in Princeton -- The end
Control code
5823986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780544808560
Lccn
2016022348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn932050740
  • (OCoLC)932050740

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