Einstein: His Life and UniverseEinstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a remarkably well-written and well-researched biography of a truly remarkable man. I thought I knew Einstein pretty well from all the mini-bios in Physics books that I’ve read over the last 45 years or so, but no. There’s much, much more to the man behind E=MC2.

Isaacson will tell you an amazing story of this man’s life, loves, accomplishments, failures and foibles. Everyone knows who Einstein is; reading this book will let you peak into his world in a very intimate fashion. He was truly one-of-a-kind. It may be two or three more centuries before we see someone like him again.

Stephen Hawking, another remarkable man, edited a compendium called On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy. While Einstein did utilize these shoulders in his search for answers to the mysteries of the Universe, he reached a point where his view was unobstructed by fellow climbers on those shoulders. Einstein is now one of those Giants whose shoulders younger Physicists are scaling.

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About V. T. Eric Layton

vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker

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