His Life and Universe

Audiobook CD - 2007
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The definitive, internationally bestselling biography of Albert Einstein. Now the basis of Genius, the ten-part National Geographic series on the life of Albert Einstein, starring the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush as Einstein.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how Einstein's scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Einstein 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.

Einstein, the classic #1 New York Times bestseller, is a brilliantly acclaimed account of the most influential scientist of the twentieth century, "an illuminating delight" ( The New York Times ). The basis for the National Geographic series Genius , by the author of The Innovators , Steve Jobs , and Benjamin Franklin , this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.

Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2007.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780743561389
Call Number: 921 EINSTEIN
Characteristics: 18 compact discs (21.5 hours)
Subjects: Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 -- Friends and associates.
Compact discs, Book.
Physicists -- Biography.
Relativity (Physics)
Unified field theories.
Alternative Title: Einstein [compact disc book]


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Aug 19, 2012

Einstein won the title: "The Greatest Scientist of the Millenium." I read somewhere, however, that there are records of Einstein once going to a job interview, and the businessman who interviewed him wrote afterwards this: "Doesn't wear socks and doesn't keep his hair tidy. Probably mentally retarded." This is how business regards people: standard, calculable machines are needed, who don't think so much as they behave and look in a "regular" way. Einstein's IQ was 182; on the other hand, the IQ of Bush Jr., according to as Dr. Bill Deagle PhD said on talk radio, is 93 - well below the average of school kids, which is 110-115. But he dressed right and kept his hair tidy and won two terms as President. Now, do you know which book won the title of "Book of the Millenium?" It was Don Quijote by Cervantes.


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