Title: E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation (Unabridged)
By: David Bodanis
Read By: Dan Cashman
Publisher: Random House Audible, 2002
Av. Customer Rating: 4.26/5.0
What the Critics Say
"It's a well-known equation, yet who but physicists really understand E=mc2? Bodanis rescues the masses from ignorance in an entertaining story about Einstein's formulation of the equation in 1905 and its association ever after with relativity and nuclear energy." (Booklist)
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.
David Bodanis taught for many years a survey of intellectual history at the University of Oxford. He is the author of several books, including The Secret Family and the best seller The Secret House. A native of Chicago, he lives in London, England.
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Length: 6 hours and 39 min.
File Size: 281 MB (294,771,168 bytes)
Channels: 2 [stereo]
Level: MPEG 1 Layer III
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