ISBN13:978-0141002217 ISBN10: 0141002212 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0670894307 ISBN10: 0670894303
Summary: In Einstein in Love, Dennis Overbye has written the first profile of the great scientist to focus exclusively on his early adulthood, when his major discoveries were made. It reveals Einstein to be very much a young man of his time-draft dodger, self-styled bohemian, poet, violinist, and cocky, charismatic genius who left personal and professional chaos in his wake. Drawing upon hundreds of unpublished letters and a decade of research, Einstein in Love is a penetrati
ng portrait of the modern era's most influential thinker.
Summary: In Einstein in Love, Dennis Overbye has written the first profile of the great scientist to focus exclusively on his early adulthood, when his major discoveries were made. It reveals Einstein to be very much a young man of his time-draft dodger, self-styled bohemian, poet, violinist, and cocky, charismatic genius who left personal and professional chaos in his wake. Drawing upon hundreds of unpublished letters and a decade of research, Einstein in Love is a penetrating portrait of the modern era's most influential thinker. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Penguin Books, Inc. Published: 10/28/2001 International: No
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Overbye, Dennis :
Dennis Overbye is deputy science editor of The New York Times and a critically acclaimed science writer. His first book, Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction and a Los Angeles Times Book Award1
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Prologue: The Sacred and the Profane
Part One. Runaways 1. On the Road 2. Coffeehouse Wars 3. The Rose of Hungary 4. The Cheshire's Grin 5. Family Values
Part Two. Relative Motions 6. The White World 7. Irreversible Acts 8. The Boys of Physics 9. The Seacoast of Bohemia 10. Six Weeks in May
Part Three. The Revolutionary at Home 11. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 12. Quantum Doubts 13. In the Company of Microbes 14. The Man Who Abhorred Baths 15. The Witches' Sabbath
Part Four. Gravity's Rainbow 16. The Joy of Falling 17. King of the Hill 18. The Last Waltz 19. The Landscape of Bad Dreams 20. The November Revolution 21. Quantum Times
Part Five. Master of the Universe 22. Mach's Revenge, or, The War of the World Matter 23. The Belly of the Beast 24. The Last Scoundrel 25. The Melted World Epilogue Notes Bibliography
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This intriguing book provides a portrait of Einstein during his little-explored early years, a period when the young scientist was in love - with physics & with his brilliant, tormented first wife, M...show moreileva Maric - but distracted himselffrom his failing marriage with a series of affairs; he and Mileva fought as Einstein was developing his paradigmatic Theory of Relativity, even as their pillow talk defaulted to discussions of quantum physics. Otherwise, Overbye finds Einstein very much a young man of his time - draft dodger, self-styled bohemian, poet, violinist, and a very self-involved genius who left in his wake both personal and professional chaos. Notes, bibliography, index. 416p. ...show less
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