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The Resource Einstein : [his life and universe], Walter Isaacson

Einstein : [his life and universe], Walter Isaacson

Label
Einstein : [his life and universe]
Title
Einstein
Title remainder
[his life and universe]
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals
Summary
A narrative portrait based on the complete body of Einstein's papers offers insight into how the iconic thinker's mind worked as well as his contributions to science, in an account that describes his two marriages, his receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the influence of his discoveries on his personal views about morality, politics, and tolerance
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2008.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2008.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189930
Cataloging source
HBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaacson, Walter
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
I76 2007b
Literary form
non fiction
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
Read by Edward Herrmann
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Herrmann, Edward
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Physicists
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Unified field theories
  • Audiobooks
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
his life and universe
Transposition and arrangement
unknown
Label
Einstein : [his life and universe], Walter Isaacson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
18 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743561389
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780743561389
Other physical details
digital
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocn122927361
  • (OCoLC)122927361
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Einstein : [his life and universe], Walter Isaacson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
18 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743561389
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780743561389
Other physical details
digital
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocn122927361
  • (OCoLC)122927361
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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