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Who Was Albert Einstein? (Who Was...?)

Who Was Albert Einstein? (Who Was...?) [Kindle Edition]

Jess Brallier , Robert Andrew Parker , Nancy Harrison
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Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2663 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0448424967
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (18 Feb 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0097MAUCK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #192,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An introduction to Einstein 24 Jun 2013
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A great book for children to read all about a game changer in modern Physics. Both of my children (8 & 9) found this book interesting and full of useful facts about Einstein's life and work.
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0 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Hello Everyone, here is the back cover of a book that will be published someday, who knows, when I feel like it.
It's juicy, and it has implications in your fundamentals.

I added a comment that I think gives new clarity to complicated and murky political matters.

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The theory (and practice?) of Albert Einstein, in his own words: "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources".

The true origin of E=mc2 is a forgotten Italian industrialist who published that equation in November 29, 1903. In this book you will learn that:

-The true origin of E=mc2 has nothing to do with relativity, it is deduced independently of relativity, relativity is of no use whatsoever.

-Olinto De Pretto published his formula in 1903 (Einstein published it in 1905) in a monograph presented to the Royal Veneto Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts, with its correct physical interpretation.

-Einstein was a close friend of Italian engineer Michele Besso, whom he refers to in his famous 1905 article, and an uncle of Besso, Beniamino Besso, was acquainted with Olinto De Pretto's family.

-E=mc2 had its origins in the ether idea, precisely what Einstein sought to destroy all his life. The ether is a sea of particles that completely fills up the entire space, in which light waves propagate. Matter is also formed of ether particles, according to Olinto de Pretto (see also Paul LaViolette, "Subquantum Kinetics"). c, the velocity of light, which De Pretto names v, as Einstein did in his 1905 article, would be, hypothetically, the speed of the collisions between the ether particles which compose matter, and therefore the source of the energy it contains.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Perpetuating An Urban Legend About Einstein 7 May 2010
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I happened upon this series and bought this book in the hopes it would be one I could read to children about Albert Einstein. In general, the writing is excellent and age appropriate. Some science concepts associated with Einstein are addressed, again at the appropriate level for the intended audience. However, I simply can not recommend a book that perpetuates the urban legend that "Albert was expelled from school." This is simply not the case. You can even find a copy of Einstein's high school diploma on the web. He did have issues with his high school teachers, but that did not lead to his being expelled. Apparently it led to his taking the necessary exams to graduate early. I also take issue with the author in a side bar where he discusses the "famous formula" linking energy and matter. The author highlights this sidebar with "Warning! Hard Stuff!". This kind of label becomes a self fulfilling prophesy in later years. If a child is told at a young age that something is "hard stuff", educators have seen that they hold on to this view well into their later years. Do a search for the study called "A Private Universe" and maybe you will better understand how misconceptions from early youth can stay with a person into their college years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Information! 15 May 2007
By Jane N. - Published on
I thought Who Was Albert Einstein? was a great book. Hats off to Jess Brallier! I have read this book two or three times, which is rare for me, since I do not like to re-read things, so that must tell you how good this book is! I learned a lot of things like he was born on March 14, 1879, he had two wives, he wasn't the best father (in his own words), his brain is floating around in a jar today, 52 years after his death, and many more interesting things! You should read this book, and I would even recommend it to adults!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read but full of inconsistencies and misconceptions 26 Aug 2012
By Sal Asutra - Published on
I read this after my nine year old daughter and found it to be age appropriate and generally informative, however there seemed to be a clear religious bias to the text. Specifically, page 19 indicates that science did not affect his beliefs in a religious system, but incited him to learn to "read God's mind." Chapter 6 is captioned, "Unless the concept of peace based on law gathers behind it the force and zeal of a religion, it can hardly hope to succeed." The actual quote is "One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion. Unless the concept of peace based on law gathers behind it the force and zeal of a religion, it can hardly hope to succeed." Clearly the quote placed in context is far different than original one presented in the text.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Genius of All Time 24 Jun 2008
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Jess Brallier did a terrific job presenting facts about Albert Einstein. The book included every single detail about Einstein's marvelous life. It will surely intrigue readers.

For me reading about someone special like Einstein is a prize because you get to learn about someone's remarkable life and at the same time explore another world.

Einstein's biography will inspire readers because of his lifelong lesson-to keep on learning and never give up!
Albert Einstein is my role model. He was a hardworking and a kind person who donated so much to the world.

I recommend this book to people who are interested in Albert Einstein and those who want to change the world!

by Emily P. (soon to be in grade 4)
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars albert by mathias 18 Jun 2008
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I thought it was great and exsiting im in 5th grade and i love social studis and history my mom cinthia trys to get me all the who was books collection
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