Albert Einstein is synonymous with the word genius, but he is also an exceptionally charismatic and wise personality. That’s why I would like to review and recommend a book called “The World As I See It” by Albert Einstein. And having in mind how many false facts are there about Albert Einstein online, I think everyone, who is truly interested in the biography of Einstein should read this book. So let’s look closer at this book and see how it holds up.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing (6 July 2006)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1599869659
- Average Amazon Customer Review:4.0 out of 5 stars (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 342,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
About the Author
Albert Einstein is considered by many as not only the greatest physicist of all time but perhaps the biggest genius of all time. Ever since childhood Einstein showed unique character and was quite a rebel. Even though he wasn’t the greatest student he was always consumed in his extra studies of physics and mathematics. And even though Einstein had difficulties finding a job or continuing his studies after graduation due to his unique character and arguing with professors, he continued pursuing the mysteries of physics. Later in 1905 when he was working as a patent clerk in Bern Switzerland he wrote a number of physics papers that revolutionised the physics of those days. These papers included the theoretical explanation of photoelectric effect and the famous theory of special relativity. Due to these amazing achievements 1905 is often called the annus mirabilis (the year of miracles).
Even though these papers would be enough to bring Einstein to the peak of Olympus of physics, he continued to fascinate the world of science by pursuing an even bigger mystery of physics – gravity. It took Einstein 10 long years to understand gravity and finally in 1915 he published his greatest work – General Theory of Relativity.
Due to these achievements Einstein became synonymous with the word genius. Throughout his life he had become a world wide celebrity and the most famous physicist of all time. In addition, Albert Einstein was named Time’s person of the century.
“The World as I See It” is a fascinating collection of Einstein’s thoughts on politics, morale, science, religion, nationalism and so much more. The book explores another side of one of the most famous geniuses in all of science. In addition, it contains a variety of articles and speeches written before 1935. So it’s a great book to get a glimpse at the mind of perhaps the greatest genius and see the world through his eyes.
For the majority of people Einstein’s scientific theories still remain a mystery, yet he is still perhaps the most popular science celebrity of all time. The great thing about this book is that it balances between the science and the biography of Einstein, thus being a valuable book to both science lovers and those who are simply eager to learn more about the great scientist. There’s also an historical side of the book – it has various personal letters which illustrate Einstein’s opinions and moods regarding the political situation of Europe. Throughout the book you not only learn about the scientific revolution of the 20th century, but also about the history of that interesting epoch.
Category: Physics Books