The Resource Genius : a photobiography of Albert Einstein, by Marfé Ferguson Delano

Genius : a photobiography of Albert Einstein, by Marfé Ferguson Delano

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Genius : a photobiography of Albert Einstein
Title
Genius
Title remainder
a photobiography of Albert Einstein
Statement of responsibility
by Marfé Ferguson Delano
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
This photobiography of Albert Einstein publishes to coincide with the year that marks the 100th anniversary of what has been described as Einstein's "miraculous year" and the 50th anniversary of his death. In 1905 Einstein published three important papers describing ideas that changed science forever and eventually had an effect on much of modern life. The most famous of these ideas was his theory of relativity, which took a startling new approach to space and time. In signature National Geographic photobiography format, author Marfe Ferguson Delano covers the life and times of Einstein from his childhood to his death, with a particular emphasis on his scientific contributions. She draws connections between Einstein's ideas and modern technology, so that kids can see how his theories led to technologies they take for granted. She discusses Einstein's theory on the structure of light, in which he theorized that light behaved not only like a wave but also like a stream of particles, providing the basis for television, lasers, and semiconductors. Einstein's theory of relativity paved the way for the atomic bomb and opened up an understanding of many things, from the Big Bang to black holes. Ferguson Delano discusses the power of Einstein's ideas, and their influence not only on science but on art, music, and even literature and politics. She places Einstein in context as a world figure and discusses the causes he supported, including nuclear disarmament and civil liberties. And she provides the context of world events as they affected Einstein's life, including the rise of Hitler and World War II. Running text, raised quotes, and extraordinary archival photographs all stunningly designed and handsomely produced make this entry in the National Geographic photobiography series one of the most attractive and compelling yet. The publication date will coincide with celebration of Einstein's life and achievements. In recognition of Einstein's ideas and his influence on modern life, the year 2005 has been declared the "World Year of Physics" (WYP) by such organizations as the American Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. The theme for the WYP celebration in the U.S. is "Einstein in the 21st Century." Organizers are planning large-scale national projects, including a poster contest for elementary school students. Other planned events can be found at http://www.physics2005.org/events
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delano, Marfe Ferguson
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 1030
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.6.
  • 6.6.
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Genius : a photobiography of Albert Einstein, by Marfé Ferguson Delano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55797902
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9780792295457
Lccn
2004015001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55797902
Label
Genius : a photobiography of Albert Einstein, by Marfé Ferguson Delano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55797902
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9780792295457
Lccn
2004015001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55797902

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