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My Einstein: Essays by Twenty-four of the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 25, 2006
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Personal gems, such as the cumbersome nature of scientific discovery while employed otherwise, are sprinkled throughout My Einstein: a compilation of two dozen essays by modern scientists who were influenced by Einstein. Each scientist extols some detail about Einstein as the motivation to actually enter scientific careers themselves. Many of the writers point out that Einstein had an entirely different way of looking at nature-and they were inspired to enter theoretical physics to recapture some of his cavalier thinking style. One can not intelligently discuss the modern research of theoretical physicists without grappling with Einstein's original ideas.
The casual reader will find the depth to which the writers explain their own scientific prowess a little cumbersome-if not downright boring. Weaving a tale of their own technical competence initially, most writers return to a common idea about Einstein: his best work derived when he was young. These scientists steer the reader away from the image of Einstein as a disheveled, wild-haired, tongue-poking-out mad scientist.Read more ›
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Excellent book about the great physicist from John Brockman's perspective; really good and interesting all the way through. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by Mike in Alamo
I don't buy many books with a library being so close to my house but after reading this book I wanted to own it. It is a book that I can be proud to pass down to my children. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Ed Pastor