My Einstein

My Einstein

Essays by Twenty-four of the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy

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Random House, Inc.
Albert Einstein’s bold mark on our understanding of the world, which has persisted now for more than a century, shows no sign of fading. On the contrary, Einstein and his work promise to inspire, enlighten, and confound us for decades—indeed, for centuries—to come.

In this fascinating volume, today’s foremost scientists discuss their own versions and visions of Einstein: how he has influenced their worldviews, their ideas, their science, and their professional and personal lives. These twenty-four essays are a testament to the power of scientific legacy and are essential reading for scientist and layperson alike.

Contributors include:
• Roger Highfield on the Einstein myth
• John Archibald Wheeler on his meetings with Einstein
• Gino C. Segrè, Lee Smolin, and Anton Zeilinger on Einstein’s difficulties with quantum theory
• Leon M. Lederman on the special theory of relativity
• Frank J. Tipler on why Einstein should be seen as a scientific reactionary rather than a scientific revolutionary

Baker & Taylor
A thought-provoking compilation of essays marking the centennial of Einstein's theory of special relativity brings together papers by such contributors as Leonard Susskind, Janna Levin, Lee Smolin, Frank J. Tipler, and others on such topics as the Einstein myth, his influence on the world of modern-day physics, and his impact on their personal and professional lives. 25,000 first printing.

Book News
A testament to the lasting influence of Einstein, this volume collects individual experiences and visions of Einstein from 24 leading scientists. The essays include a discussion of the Einstein myth by Roger Highfield, science editor of the Daily Telegraph; an analysis of Einstein's use of the word "God" by Corey Powell, senior editor of Discover and New York University professor of science writing; and an argument that Einstein was a scientific reactionary by Frank Tipler, Tulane U. professor of mathematical physics. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

Essays marking the centennial of Einstein's special theory of relativity include contributions from Leonard Susskind, Janna Levin, Lee Smolin, and others on such topics as the Einstein myth and his influence on modern physics.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books ; Vintage Books, c2006
Description: xvi, 261 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780375423451
Branch Call Number: 530.092 Ein
Additional Contributors: Brockman, John, 1941-


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