Giants of Science

Albert Einstein

By Krull, Kathleen

Publishers Summary:
Albert Einstein. His name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstar—the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn’t much for lab work; in fact he had a tendency to blow up experiments. What he liked to do was think, not in words but in “thought pictures.” What was the result of all his thinking? Nothing less than the overturning of Newtonian physics. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute look at one of the true “Giants of Science” and the turbulent times in which he lived.

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ISBN
978-0-67006-332-1
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Gr 5-8 Krull once again demonstrates her ability to balance a description of the personality of a genius with the significance of his contribution to science. In 13 chapters, she addresses the myths of Einstein as a poorly performing student who "bugged his teachers" and an unlikely genius known for his "bedhead." The author employs colloquial terms and concrete examples to make her work both engaging a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

With her very first sentence—"Albert Einstein had major bedhead"—Krull immediately draws readers into her engrossing and remarkably accessible biography of the high-school dropout turned Nobel-winning physicist whose "ideas make your head spin, in a down-the-rabbit-hole, Alice in Wonderland sort of way." To her credit, Krull does an admirable job of explaining Einstein's revolutionary theories (special relativity, E=mc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

In this engrossing and remarkably accessible biography, Krull lingers just enough over Einstein's childhood to give readers time to connect with him; she also does ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2009

Paints a complex and thorough picture of Albert Einstein. Kathleen Krull makes Einstein’s ideas accessible and provides t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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