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"Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein

Author: Abraham Pais
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Abraham Pais, a distinguished physicist who knew Einstein both professionally and personally in the last years of his life, presents the definitive scientific biography of the towering figure of twentieth-century science. Combining a profound understanding of Einstein's work with personal recollections from their years of acquaintance, Subtle is the Lord illuminates the man through the development of his scientific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Pais
ISBN: 9780192806727 0192806726
OCLC Number: 59877508
Notes: Originally published in 1982.
Description: xx, 552 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introductory --
Statistical Physics --
Relativity, the Special Theory --
Relativity, the General Theory --
The Later Journey --
The Quantum Theory --
Journey's End --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Abraham Pais ; [with a new foreword by Sir Roger Penrose].

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Subtle is the Lord is recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein, written by an award-winning physicist turned historian who knew Einstein personally in the last years of  Read more...
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"A Masterpiece... the single most comprehensive study of Einstein's scientific work." * THES *

 
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