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Title:
Albert Einstein : genius behind the theory of relativity
Author:
Macdonald, Fiona.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Woodbridge, CT : Blackbirch Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Summary:
Recounts the life of the scientist whose theories of relativity revolutionized the way we look at space and time.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 2.0 40820.
ISBN:
9781567113303
Format :
Book

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Einstein's contribution of the theory of relativity changed the way people think about the world and the laws of physics. Selected as the Person of the 20th Century, Einstein's discoveries continue to impact the 21st century. His Theory of Relativity affected nearly every field of science. Einstein also made major breakthroughs in the field of quantum mechanics. His work in this area eventually led to the creation of the first atomic bomb.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-7. Each book in the Giants of Science series presents the life and work of a famous scientist, social scientist, or inventor. The illustrations, many in color, include period photographs, drawings, and paintings, as well as artifacts and documents. Though fairly short, the discussions are coherent and well organized. In Marie Curie, readers will learn of the scientist's youth, her struggles to obtain a university education, her marriage and family, her research into radioactivity, and her worldwide recognition. Albert Einstein describes the physicist's childhood, education, revolutionary theories, personal life, political outlook, and international awards. Each book ends with a discussion of the scientist's legacy, a chronology, a glossary, and a brief list of resources. Standard fare for libraries seeking supplementary material for biography collections. Check the Series Roundup in this issue for additional titles. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-These series entries provide concise, accurate information on the personal and professional lives of their subjects. Einstein covers the scientist's theories as well as his childhood and education, his first wife's contributions to his work, his pacifist stances during World War I and part of World War II, his involvement in Zionism, and his naturalization as a U.S. citizen. In Edison, readers learn about this man's early years, his struggles with formal schooling, his 1093 applications for patents during his career, his improvements of the telephone and phonograph, the invention of the light bulb, and much more. Both titles place the scientists' accomplishments in context of world events and note how their achievements influenced our culture. Descriptive subheadings divide the texts into short, easily digestible sections of no more than a page in length. Clear, relevant, black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions with captions provide additional information. The books were originally published in Great Britain, in 1992 and 1991 respectively.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Moving Starsp. 5
Einstein's Predictionsp. 5
How Does Light Travel?p. 6
A New Theory on Gravityp. 7
Einstein's Theory Triumphsp. 7
A World-Changing Theoryp. 9
Birth of a Geniusp. 10
Music and Mathematicsp. 11
Success at Schoolp. 12
Belief in the Only-Personalp. 13
Leaving Germanyp. 14
Top Marksp. 15
Close Friendshipsp. 17
The Patent Officep. 19
A Marriage Full of Mysteryp. 20
A Creative Geniusp. 22
A Miraculous Yearp. 23
Newton's Laws of Motion and Gravityp. 23
Newton's Theories Improvedp. 25
"Absolute Space" and "Absolute Time"p. 25
Measuring Spacep. 26
Measuring Timep. 28
Measuring the Speed of Lightp. 29
An Unexpected Resultp. 31
Einstein's Astonishing Answerp. 31
Time Is Not Absolutep. 32
E = mc[superscript 2]p. 34
The Quantum Theoryp. 35
Divorcep. 35
Mileva's Scientific Contributionp. 35
World War Ip. 37
The Theory of Relativityp. 38
"No One Will Believe You"p. 38
Flexible Time and Variable Spacep. 38
Illness and Recoveryp. 41
A Change of Pacep. 41
The Four Basic Forces of Naturep. 42
Quantum Mechanicsp. 43
Other Peaceful Interestsp. 45
International Goodwillp. 45
International Awardsp. 46
"My Jewish Soul"p. 49
Solidarity with German Jewsp. 50
Nazismp. 50
America, Americap. 53
Fighting Backp. 53
The Atom Bombp. 54
A Victory Without Peacep. 56
A Campaign for Freedomp. 56
Einstein for President of Israelp. 56
Death of a Geniusp. 59
"Something for Eternity"p. 60
Important Datesp. 61
For More Informationp. 62
Glossaryp. 63
Indexp. 64

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