Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time.
About the Author
ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who is widely considered one of the greatest physicists of all time. While best known for the theory of relativity, he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect and "for his services to Theoretical Physics." Einstein was named "Time" magazine's "Man of the Century."
Alan Lightman, an active research scientist in astronomy and physics, has taught at both Harvard and MIT. His novels include "Einstein s Dreams", which was a "New York Times "and international bestseller; "Good Benito"; "The Diagnosis", which was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award; and "Reunion". His essays have appeared in the" New York Review of Books", "New York Times", "Nature", "Atlantic Monthly", and the" New Yorker".