Einstein from ‘B’ to ‘Z’ by John Stachel
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Overview: John Stachel, the author of this collection of 37 published and unpublished articles on Albert Einstein, has written about Einstein and his work for over 40 years. Trained as a theoretical physicist specializing in the theory of relativity, he was chosen as the founding editor of The Collected papers of Albert Einstein 25 years ago, and is currently Director of theBoston University Center for Einstein Studies.
Based on a detailed study of documentary evidence, much of which was newly discovered in the course of his work, Stachel debunks many of the old (and some new) myths about Einstein and offers novel insight into his life and work. Throughout the volume, a new, more human picture of Einstein is offered to replace the plaster saint of popular legend. In particular, a youthful Einstein emerges from the obscurity that previously shrouded his early years, and much new light is shed on the origins of the special and general theories of relativity. Also discussed in some detail are Einstein’s troubled relationship with his first wife, his friendships with other physicists such as Eddington, Bose, and Pauli, and his Jewish identity.
Because the essays are independent of one another, readers will be able to dip into this collection to satisfy varying interests. It will be of particular interest to historians of 20th century science, working physicists, and students, as well as to the many members of the general reading public who continue to be fascinated by aspects of Einstein’s life and work.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Educational –
Einstein: His Life and Universe
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Einstein and The Rabbi: Searching For The Soul [Audiobook]
Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Naomi Levy
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 293 MB
Overview: A best-selling author and rabbi’s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi.
"A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.." (Albert Einstein)
When Rabbi Naomi Levy came across this poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words perfectly captured what she has come to believe about the human condition: that we are intimately connected and that we are blind to this truth. Levy wondered what had elicited such spiritual wisdom from a man of science. Thus began a three-year search into the mystery of Einstein’s letter and into the mystery of the human soul. What emerges is an inspiring, deeply affecting audiobook for people of all faiths filled with universal truths that will help us reclaim our own souls and glimpse the unity that has been evading us. We all long to see more expansively, to live up to our gifts, to understand why we are here. In Einstein and the Rabbi, Levy leads us on a breathtaking journey full of wisdom, empathy, and humor, challenging us to wake up and heed the voice calling from within – a voice beckoning us to become who we were born be.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Relativity: The Particular and the Normal Concept, The Masterpiece Science Version, by way of Albert Einstein
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Evaluate: Robert Geroch builds on Einstein’s paintings with observation that addresses the guidelines on the center of the idea, bringing a contemporary figuring out of relativity to the textual content. He elucidates how particular relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the character of sunshine and the main of relativity; he expands on Einstein’s remedy of the geometry of space-time and the elemental perception of an "match"; he explains intimately, however with out technical language, the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, a cornerstone of normal relativity.
Style: Non-Fiction > Instructional
TTC – Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists
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Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography by David Bodanis
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 226 MB
Overview: From the bestselling author of E=mc2, a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and hubris of the titan of modern physics.
Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was also ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends.
As renowned writer David Bodanis explains in Einstein’s Greatest Mistake, this stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein’s earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets. Einstein’s imagination and self-confidence served him well as he sought to reveal the universe’s structure, but when it came to newer revelations in the field of quantum mechanics, these same traits undermined his quest for the ultimate truth. Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein’s intellectual development across his professional and personal life, showing how Einstein’s conviction in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing. An intimate and enlightening biography of the celebrated physicist, Einstein’s Greatest Mistake reveals how much we owe Einstein today-and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction