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    • Einstein's War

    • How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I
    • By: Matthew Stanley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Stanley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Few recognize how the Great War, the industrialized slaughter that bled Europe from 1914 to 1918, shaped Einstein’s life and work. While Einstein never held a rifle, he formulated general relativity blockaded in Berlin, literally starving. He lost 50 pounds in three months, unable to communicate with his most important colleagues. Some of those colleagues fought against rabid nationalism; others were busy inventing chemical warfare - scientists trapped in the power plays of empire. Meanwhile, Einstein struggled to craft relativity and persuade the world that it was correct.

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    • By Joshua Carroll on 08-08-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Einstein's War

    • How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
    • By: Matthew Stanley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Stanley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown. Eddington realised the importance of the letter - perhaps Einstein's esoteric theory could not only change the future of science but also restore the world of cooperative international science in a time of brutal war.

    Regular price: $26.17