This book takes an approach to the equation that concentrates not on the biography of Einstein but on the biography of the equation itself. Without the equation for instance there would have been no atomic bomb, no lasers, no Internet and no science of black holes. Introduction A few years ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie magazine. I shrugged, but everyone else in the room — architects, two programmers, and even one historian my wife! It got me thinking.
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How the hell am I supposed to know what this book is even about? Bodanis writes well and does as good a job of visualising and explaining some pretty abstract concepts.
He has been a popular speaker at TED conferences and at Davos. And that branch of physics is something that I wish that I majored in. Scientists are used to think in straight lines, Bodanis posits, but in church the circle is more important: He also talks about the people It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top Bodanis begins boanis explaining each element of the equation.
It may not seem strange that I include a history book in my top Nov 28, Noah rated it really liked it. Vodanis is now an absolute favorite of mine! Aug 05, Jamie rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He lived in France for ten years from his early twenties and has since been based in London.
Quiet in the Midday Snow Part 4: In his early twenties boanis moved to Paris, where he began his career as a foreign correspondent for the International Herald Tribune. A few years ago I was reading an interview with the actress Cameron Diaz in a movie magazine. Bern Patent Office, Part 2: Jul 21, Charlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: I should state that I am not the sort of reader this author had in mind when he wrote this book.
In addition, it has motivated me to find out more of how this equation influenced history of World War II. Nov 21, Joseph rated it did not like it Shelves: As a side note, a member of our group tried to read the e-reader version. Bodanus a brief introduction to the time and place in which Einstein generated the paper which introduce the theory to the scientific world, Bodanis goes on to break down the equation and discuss each of its parts separately.
The same goes for mass m. Those not interested in a brain drain of a read would still likely read the Epilogue, which discusses what else Einstein did, and the interesting appendix, which gives closure regarding the other bodaniz participants.
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