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E=Mc2 - David Bodanis

Paperback Published: 26th July 2016
ISBN: 9781509822188
Number Of Pages: 336

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By the end of the astonishing E=mc2, a dedicated reader will have achieved, if only by osmosis, an understanding of Einstein's theory of relativity and feel quite at ease dining with Nobel Prize winners. It's a lucid, even thrilling study: the very best kind of science journalism. I didn't know I could know so much.' Fay Weldon, Books of the Year, Washington Post

In 1905, Albert Einstein produced five historic papers that shattered many cherished scientific beliefs. One of those papers introduced the theory of special relativity and his legendary equation, E=mc2. Generations have grown up knowing that equation changed the shape of our world, but without understanding what it really means and why it is so significant.

In this fascinating biography David Bodanis tells the story of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history. He looks at the elements 'e', 'm' and 'c'; and honours the scientists whose landmark discoveries paved the way for Einstein. He plots the course of the equation through the twentieth century, showing how our lives have been revolutionized by its applications; and looks far ahead to the future.

But as with any biography, it is the human stories that really ignite the subject - stories of love, courage and tragedy, of near misses, disappointments and disasters that, brought together by Bodanis in this remarkable book, turn Einstein's seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic and accessible human achievement.

About the Author

David Bodanis is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed E=mc2.

ISBN: 9781509822188
ISBN-10: 1509822186
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th July 2016
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.25

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