Einstein, History and Other Passions
The Rebellion Against Science at the End of the Twentieth Century
By (author) Gerald Holton
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Einstein, History and Other Passions by Gerald Holton
Book DescriptionThrough his rich exploration of Einstein's thought, Gerald Holton shows how the best science depends on great inventive leaps of imagination, and how science is indeed the creative expression of the traditions of Western civilization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674004337
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gerald Holton
Gerald Holton is Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics, and Research Professor of History of Science, Harvard University.
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