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Albert Einstein, genius of the twentieth century, Allison Lassieur

Albert Einstein, genius of the twentieth century, Allison Lassieur
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-119) and index
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Albert Einstein
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Allison Lassieur
Series statement
Great life stories
Sub title
genius of the twentieth century
Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, Albert Einstein altered the way we view the physical world with his scientific theories. He wasn't the best student in school. He preferred to learn about subjects that interested him, such as mathematics and science. When he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in 1900, Einstein struggled to find a job. He ended up working for the patent office in Bern, Switzerland. During this time, he wrote several theories, including the theory of relativity. His theories made him an important international figure and he traveled extensively to give lectures on his ideas. He won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921 for his work. In 1933, Einstein moved to the United States to work at Princeton University and avoid persecution by the Nazis in Germany for speaking out against the government. He died in 1955, leaving our understanding of gravity, energy, matter, light, and time forever changed
Table Of Contents
Early years -- School years -- Einstein struggles for a career -- The patent office -- 1905: the miracle year -- New challenges -- The greatest feat of human thinking -- Experiments support Einstein's theories -- Einstein faces international fame -- War in Germany, asylum in the United States -- Einstein at Princeton -- Later years
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