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Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date September 23, 1982
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198539070
ISBN-10 019853907X
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $39.95
Other format details university press
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Summary
Provides an intimate, personal portrait of the eminent physicist and traces the origins, development, and impact of his revolutionary scientific theories
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Since the death of Albert Einstein in 1955 there have been many books and articles written about the man and a number of attempts to "explain" relativity. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who worked alongside Einstein in the post-war years, traces the development of Einstein's entire oeuvre. This is the first book which deal comprehensively and in depth with Einstein's science, both the successes and the failures.
Running through the book is a completely non-scientific biography (identified in the table of contents by italic type) including many letters which appear in English for the first time, as well as other information not published before.
Throughout the preparation of this book, Pais has had complete access to the Einstein Archives (now in the possession of the Hebrew University) and the invaluable guidance of the late Helen Dukas--formerly Einstein's private secretary.

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from Oxford Univ Pr (September 23, 1982)
9780198539070 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Provides an intimate, personal portrait of the eminent physicist and traces the origins, development, and impact of his revolutionary scientific theories
Paperback
Book cover for 9780192806727 Book cover for 9780192851383 Book cover for 9780195204384
 
from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (November 3, 2005)
9780192806727 | details & prices | 552 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $31.95
About: 2005 has been designated "World Year of Physics" to celebrate the publication of Einstein's Theory of Relativity one hundred years ago.
Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 10, 1983)
9780195204384 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Provides an intimate, personal portrait of the eminent physicist and traces the origins, development, and impact of his revolutionary scientific theories
With Anita Yasuda | Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 1, 1983)
9780192851383 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $19.95
This edition also contains Green Ideas
About: Provides an intimate, personal portrait of the eminent physicist and traces the origins, development, and impact of his revolutionary scientific theories

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