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  • E=mc2

  • A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
  • By: David Bodanis
  • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (642 ratings)

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E=mc2

By: David Bodanis
Narrated by: Dan Cashman
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Publisher's summary

Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world, but never understanding what it actually means and why it was so significant. Here, Bodanis writes the "biography" of this great discovery and turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic and accessible human achievement. Bodanis begins by introducing the science and scientists forming the backdrop to Einstein's discovery. Having demystified the equation, he explains its science and brings it to life; making clear the astonishing array of discoveries and consequences it made possible and its impact on our daily lives. At last, the masses can understand that Einstein did nothing less than open the door to the inner structure of the universe.
©2000 David Bodanis
(P)2002 Random House, Inc.

Critic reviews

“Bodanis’ account is exhilarating.... This book filled me, once again, with delight at what numbers, together with a free-ranging intellect, can achieve. E=mc² is to be treasured because, in its small compass, it reveals so much of what makes science tick...a few more books like this and perhaps our policy makers will remember what science is about.” (The Globe and Mail)