A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Author(s): David Bodanis
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2009
Product Number: EB00637270
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780802718211
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world, but never understanding what it actually means, why it was so significant, and how it informs our daily lives today—governing, as it does, everything from the atomic bomb to a television's cathode ray tube to the carbon dating of prehistoric paintings. In this book, David Bodanis writes the "biography" of one of the greatest scientific discoveries in history—that the realms of energy and matter are inescapably linked—and, through his skill as a writer and teacher, he turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic human achievement and an uncommonly good story.

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Author(s): David Bodanis
Narrator(s): Dan Cashman
Genre: Science, Reference
Product Number Z100023908
Released: Nov 09, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307933485

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