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Einstein, History, and Other Passions

The Rebellion against Science at the End of the Twentieth Century

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$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674004337

Publication Date: 09/15/2000


6 x 9 inches

13 halftones, 11 line illustrations


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[The] book makes a wonderfully cohesive whole. It is rich in ideas, elegantly expressed. I highly recommend it to any serious student of science and culture.—Lucy Horowitz, Boston Book Review

Using Albert Einstein as the embodiment of the creative force that connects science with society, Holton embraces the humanistic side of science and fights the contemporary backlash against it.Science News

Holton has succeeded admirably.New York Times Book Review

An important and lasting contribution to a more profound understanding of the place of science in our culture.—Hans C. von Baeyer, Boston Sunday Globe

Holton effectively outlines the terms of a debate that will determine much of our short-range future.Kirkus

I know of no better informed scientist who has studied the nature of science for half a century.—Ron Good, Science and Education

Brilliantly informed, wonderfully written.—John Kenneth Galbraith