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on December 24, 2014
To start, if you haven't already read the description, these things aren't actually things Einstein said to his barber. These are things the author figured might come up if he actually had conversations with his barber and what they might talk about.

The book does a good job in identifying common scientific misnomers, issues and questions we have all probably had from time to time and presents them in a humorous and factual way. There are a ton of things in here, some stuff you might already know and some you may not have.

If you're into science or just curious about things, this is definitely a good read.
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on December 11, 2009
Have you ever wondered why guns put a spin on the bullet, or weather white is an actual color or not? Have you ever wondered if the myth that if you jump at the exact moment a falling elevator hits the bottom of the shaft you can survive is true? There are so many questions on this world around us and unfortunately it is usually hard to get a straight logical answer. For all those inquisitive people that would like a simple straight answer Robert L. Wolke has written "What Einstein Told His Barber".
I loved this book. I have always struggled in my physics classes because I found the explanations where usually given in what I considered a foreign language. This book was written for people like me. It is very simple and helps you understand even the most complicated physics concepts.
In the book Robert pays close attention to the language that he uses to make things more understandable. His humor pulls you in and keeps you hooked while his definitions of what he calls "Tech Speak" increases your knowledge tenfold. You can never get tired of reading this book even if you hate science.
I give this book a 9 out of 10. After a full semester of taking physics at school I now truly understand the concepts because of this book, plus my knowledge of trivial things that I can use to impress people around me has expanded beyond what I thought was possible.
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on August 5, 2013
Book is titled after a bogus premise. It is a gateway into humor, of a sort, that postulates what would happen if Einstein was such a social outcast that the only person he could relate to was his barber, so he told him of all his ideas, experiments, and thoughts about physics as if his barber was in the least bit interested. Makes for a fun read.
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on September 29, 2015
Great Book. Can't go wrong reading this material. All from a man who know his subject and his audience. Thanks
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on September 24, 2016
Applying practical science !!!
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on June 28, 2016
interesting to read, goes a bit off the road
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on September 6, 2016
Super fun!
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on January 28, 2016
For a class project for my son, good read.
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on February 5, 2016
Good to read a chapter at a time.
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on March 27, 2016
Great read!
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