Einstein in Time and Space: A Life in 99 Particles (Hardback)
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Einstein in Time and Space: A Life in 99 Particles (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 28/09/2023
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From fleeing the Nazis to cheering up his parrot Bibo, Graydon's masterly biography of Albert Einstein focuses on the maverick physicist's extraordinary life story as much as his scientific genius.

Dropout. Pacifist. Physicist. Casanova. Refugee. Rebel. Genius. Think you know Einstein? Think again.

His face is instantly recognisable. His name is shorthand for genius. Today, he's a figurehead as much as a man, symbolic of things larger than himself: of scientific progress, of the human mind, even of the age. But who was Einstein really?

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist who discovered relativity, black holes and E = mc², dined with Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood and was the inspiration for (highly radioactive) element 99, Albert Einstein was also a high school dropout with an FBI file 1,400 pages long.

In this book, Samuel Graydon brings history's most famous scientist back to life. From his lost daughter to escaping the Nazis, from his love letters to unlikely inventions, from telling jokes to cheer up his sad parrot Bibo to refusing the Presidency of Israel, through the discoveries and thought experiments that changed science, Einstein in Time and Space tells 99 unforgettable stories of the man who redefined how we view our universe and our place within it.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529372489
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Illuminating - Nature

A mosaic biography of an exceptional scientist . . . [pieced together] with illuminating skill, style, candour and charm - TLS

For all the thousands of biographies previously written of him, I think Graydon has done a fine and often fascinating job here, and anyone with an interest in science and scientists will absolutely lap this up - Mail on Sunday

A masterful biography and a hugely entertaining read - i Paper

An intriguing, mosaic-like portrait of the great physicist - Literary Review

A great biography. Einstein is not treated as an unknowable genius, but as a flawed individual with interesting stories . . . an incredibly enjoyable read - Sky At Night

A fresh take . . . compelling and beautifully written. Enhances our understanding of both a great scientist and an exemplary humanist - Wall Street Journal

An immensely readable work about the man himself, collected into 99 short, mostly two-page, chapters, exploring his scientific ideas, quoting his letters, and telling many revealing anecdotes. - Church Times

Gems about this icon of modern physics continue to be written because he is such a rich subject, with more original sources referring to him becoming public every year. Still, it does take a new angle on Einstein to get publishers and reviewers excited. Samuel Graydon has achieved just that. - Physics World

A mosaic biography of an exceptional scientist . . . [pieced together] with illuminating skill, style, candour and charm - Andrew Robinson, author of EINSTEIN: A HUNDRED YEARS OF RELATIVITY, TLS

For all the thousands of biographies previously written of him, I think Graydon has done a fine and often fascinating job here, and anyone with an interest in science and scientists will absolutely lap this up. - Mail on Sunday

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