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Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein - Softcover

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On the 100th anniversary of the publication of his special theory of relativity, this National Geographic photobiography chronicles the life of one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived.


Through compelling text and stirring archival photographs, the author recounts Einstein's life from his privileged childhood in Austria through the crucial years during World War II, and his death in New Jersey at age 79. Young readers learn about Einstein's remarkable theories that still influence technologies today, and discover the causes he passionately supported such as disarmament and civil liberties.


National Geographic's award-winning Photobiographies series provides middle-grade readers with pictorially based biographies of famous pioneers in their fields.


With an emphasis on first person accounts and extraordinary archival photographs this stunningly designed series is both handsome and compelling. Maps, chronologies, resource guides, bibliographies, and indices make this the perfect choice for report writers.


  • Ages 10 and up
  • Softcover
  • 64 pages, 50 duotone photographs
  • 9 1/8'' x 10
  • © 2008

"While the myriad photographs are fascinating, the bigger draw here is the wonderfully simple explanations of some of Einstein's theories. To make Einstein human to the audience, his mistakes are mentioned, as well as his celebrity. This entertaining effort displays clarity and intelligence. It has plenty of information for reports and is also a good choice for browsing."—starred review, School Library Journal


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