"A coherent account of almost everything of scientific significance that Einstein did.... Unique and indispensable."--Science
"Particularly valuable as the first thorough study in one accessible volume of all of Einstein's major contributions to science.... Remarkably clear as well as authoritative."--The New York Review of Books
"A sympathetic but clear-eyed view of his life and work...examined mainly in his own plentiful papers, supplemented by a remarkably wide list of unusual sources.... A fine book."--Scientific American
"An outstanding biography of Albert Einstein that one finds oneself reading with sheer pleasure."--Physics Today
"The best biography of Einstein."--Jim Holt, The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
About the Author:
Abraham Pais is Detlev W. Bronk Professor at the Rockefeller University and winner of the J.R. Oppenheimer Memorial Prize for 1979. He is also the author of Inward Bound and Niels Bohr's Times, In Physics, Philosophy, and Polity.