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Title:Einstein's Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius
Price:AUD$12.95 (about USD$10.00)
Item ID:P002-3713
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2008
Condition:Near Fine
W. W. Norton & Company, 2008, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, First

First impression. Size: Duodecimo12mo. 394 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. Of the approximately 180 original scientific papers that Einstein published in his lifetime, about 40 are infested with mistakes. Einstein was often lured by irrational and mystical inspirations, but his extraordinary intuition about physics permitted him to discover profound truths despite--and sometimes because of--the mistakes he made along the way. He was a sleepwalker: his intuition told him where he needed to go, and he somehow managed to get there without quite knowing how. As this book persuasively argues, the defining hallmark of Einstein's genius was not any special mathematical ability but an uncanny talent to use his mistakes as stepping stones to formulate his revolutionary theories. 25 illustrations Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Physics; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780393337686. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3713.
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