E=mc2 : A biography of the world's most famous equation

Author(s): David Bodanis

Contemporary Non-Fiction | Secondhand

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein's miracle year of discoveries, a new edition of the bestselling "biography" of his famous equation Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world, but never understanding what it actually means, why it was so significant, and how it informs our daily lives today--governing, as it does, everything from the atomic bomb to a television's cathode ray tube to the carbon dating of prehistoric paintings. In this book, David Bodanis writes the "biography" of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history--that the realms of energy and matter are inescapably linked--and, through his skill as a writer and teacher, he turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic human achievement and an uncommonly good story.


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General Fields

  • : 9780333780336
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : macmil
  • : September 2000
  • : 2.9 Centimeters X 14.3 Centimeters X 22.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Bodanis
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 216