E=mc2 by David Bodanis audiobook

E=mc2: A Biography Of The World's Most Famous Equation

By David Bodanis
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E=mc2 was born in 1905, the brainchild of Albert Einstein. In this lucid and brilliant book, one of the best popularizers of science illuminates one of science's most complex concepts. Ranging widely from Exit signs in theatres to the future fate of the earth, from smoke detectors to black holes and the structure of the atom, David Bodanis delivers a scintillating and colourful account of the real meaning of E=mc2.

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Summary

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A 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Science and Technology

A 2000 Library Journal Best Book

E=mc2 was born in 1905, the brainchild of Albert Einstein. In this lucid and brilliant book, one of the best popularizers of science illuminates one of science's most complex concepts. Ranging widely from Exit signs in theatres to the future fate of the earth, from smoke detectors to black holes and the structure of the atom, David Bodanis delivers a scintillating and colourful account of the real meaning of E=mc2.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

E=mc2, focusing on the 1905 theory of special relativity, is just what its subtitle says it is: a biography of the world’s most famous equation, and it succeeds beautifully. For the first time, I really feel that I understand the meaning and implications of that equation, as Bodanis takes us through each symbol separately, including the = sign…There is a great ‘aha!’ awaiting the lay reader.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“This is not a physics book. It is a history of where the equation [E=mc2] came from and how it has changed the world. After a short chapter on the equation’s birth, Bodanis presents its five symbolic ancestors in sequence, each with its own chapter and each with rich human stories of achievement and failure, encouragement and duplicity, love and rivalry, politics and revenge…Bodanis includes detailed, lively, and fascinating back matter…His acknowledgements end, ‘I loved writing this book.’ It shows.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A clearly written, astonishingly understandable book that celebrates human achievement and provides some idea of the underlying scientific orderliness and logic that guides the stars and rules the universe.” Parade
“‘The equation that changed everything’ is familiar to even the most physics-challenged, but it remains a fuzzy abstraction to most. Science writer Bodanis makes it a lot more clear.” Discover
“Bodanis truly has a gift for bringing his subject matter to life.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Entertaining…Bodanis effectively opens up E=mc2 to the widest audience.” Booklist
“Accessible…He seeks, and deserves, many readers who know no physics. They’ll learn a handful—more important, they’ll enjoy it, and pick up a load of biographical and cultural curios along the way.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: David Bodanis

Author Bio: David Bodanis

David Bodanis has taught intellectual history at Oxford and is the author of several books, including The Secret House and E = mc². A native of Chicago, he lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English