Genius

Genius

A Photobiography of Albert Einstein

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
1
1
Rate this:
This photobiography of Albert Einstein publishes to coincide with the year that marks the 100th anniversary of what has been described as Einstein's "miraculous year" and the 50th anniversary of his death. In 1905 Einstein published three important papers describing ideas that changed science forever and eventually had an effect on much of modern life. The most famous of these ideas was his theory of relativity, which took a startling new approach to space and time. In signature National Geographic photobiography format, author Marfe Ferguson Delano covers the life and times of Einstein from his childhood to his death, with a particular emphasis on his scientific contributions. She draws connections between Einstein's ideas and modern technology, so that kids can see how his theories led to technologies they take for granted. She discusses Einstein's theory on the structure of light, in which he theorized that light behaved not only like a wave but also like a stream of particles, providing the basis for television, lasers, and semiconductors. Einstein's theory of relativity paved the way for the atomic bomb and opened up an understanding of many things, from the Big Bang to black holes. Ferguson Delano discusses the power of Einstein's ideas, and their influence not only on science but on art, music, and even literature and politics. She places Einstein in context as a world figure and discusses the causes he supported, including nuclear disarmament and civil liberties. And she provides the context of world events as they affected Einstein's life, including the rise of Hitler and World War II. Running text, raised quotes, and extraordinary archival photographs all stunningly designed and handsomely produced make this entry in the National Geographic photobiography series one of the most attractive and compelling yet.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2005
ISBN: 9781426322358
9780792295457
0792295455
9780792295440
0792295447
Branch Call Number: J B EINST DELAN
Characteristics: 63 pages : illustrations (some color), color map, portraits ; 29 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

c
can_2010
Feb 28, 2017

i love this book the author is amazing and Albert Einstein life is amazing

Age

Add Age Suitability

violet_tiger_449 Mar 13, 2014

violet_tiger_449 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at GL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top