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Einstein : His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson and Edward Herrmann


Overview - From the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin" comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of this extraordinary human being and great genius. Unabridged. 16 CDs.  Read more...

 
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Overview
From the bestselling author of "Benjamin Franklin" comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available--a fully realized portrait of this extraordinary human being and great genius. Unabridged. 16 CDs.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743561389
  • ISBN-10: 0743561384
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publish Date: April 2007
  • Dimensions: 5.94 x 5.4 x 1.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.02 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Scientists - General
Books > Science > History

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 79.
  • Review Date: 2007-07-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Herrmann's reading offers solid, enjoyable and informative listening. Herrmann knows when his material is strong and does not try to compete with it. Instead, he delivers a straightforward yet endearing portrait of arguably the best mind of the last century. Herrmann keeps the text purely narrative, refraining from affecting a German accent when quoting Einstein and others, with the occasional accent appropriately slipping in only when pronouncing foreign words. In this, the first full biography based on Einstein's newly released personal letters, Isaacson takes care to keep the great mind's discoveries and theories comprehensible. Einstein, whose internally visualized “thought experiments” often led to his groundbreaking observations (at 16 he imagined chasing a light beam until he caught up to it), expressed these images with simplicity and elegance. Einstein's rebellious personality as well as the internal workings of his brilliant mind are brought vividly to life thanks to Herrmann's perfect reading, which is filled with warmth and accuracy. Simultaneous release with the S&S hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 12). (May)

 
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