Einstein's Cosmos : How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time Paperback
by Michio Kaku
An insightful new book putting Einstein's work in a contemporary context Few figures loom as large as Albert Einstein in our contemporary culture.
It is truly remarkable that a man from such humble beginnings, an unemployed dreamer without a future or a job, who was written off by his professors as a hopeless loser, could to dare to scale the heights he reached.
In this enlightening book Michio Kaku reasseses Einstein's work by centering on his three great theories - special relativity, general relativity and the Unified Field Theory.
The first yielded the equation E =mc^2 which is now such a fixture in our culture that it is practically a ubiquitous slogan.
But the subsequent theories led to the Big Bang theory and have changed irrevocably the way we perceive time and space. Michio Kaku gives a new, refreshing look at the pioneering work of Einstein, giving a more accurate portrayal of his enduring legacy than previous biographies.
As today's advanced physicists continue their intense search to fulfill Einstein's most cherished dream, a 'theory of everything', he is recognised as a prophet who set the agenda for modern physics.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/12/2005
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9780753819043