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E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

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Bodanis writes the "biography" of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history, and through his skill as a writer and teacher, he turns a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.000
OldFox

Great History of Science

by OldFox on Apr 1, 2010

Well written body and the notes are just as fasinating as the body of the book.

jwsorrow

Not even good for a Physics for Poets and lovers

by jwsorrow on Apr 15, 2007

This is really a very poor effort, in many instances clearly providing the author a platform for his own biased feelings on atomic energy etc; it seems a rather blatant effort to earn an easy buck on the work of Einstein at the time of his 100 year anniversary. Although several years old now, it apparatnly sold reasonably weel, but truely does a very poor and at times very biased job of describing the physics and the environment it which quantum physics and the BOMB was developed. Any reader with prior exposure to the phyisics, the history or the personalities described will see it for the shallow attempt. The chapters on the WW2 efforts to the develop the bomb etc are really a lightly veiled hatched job by an apparently anti- war anti bomb writer. Don't waste your time. Read Rhodes or Pais or the variety of good efforts on realtivity (even Einstien's own descriotions). The olde Clarke biography of Eonstein is also excellent

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