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June 16, 2016

The colorful life of Einstein

By Corinne Maier, illustrated by Anne Simon
One would be hard-pressed to think of a more beloved, admired or popular scientist than Albert Einstein. In the third installment in their graphic biographies, following Freud and Marx, writer and historian Corinne Maier and illustrator Anne Simon take us through the life of our first rock star intellectual from March 14, 1879 to April 18, 1955.
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One would be hard-pressed to think of a more beloved, admired or popular scientist than Albert Einstein. In the third installment in their graphic biographies, following Freud and Marx, writer and historian Corinne Maier and illustrator Anne Simon take us through the life of our first rock star intellectual from March 14, 1879 to April 18, 1955. 


Illustrations from Einstein courtesy of Nobrow.

Simon's cheerful illustrations, this time rendered in a limited palette of purple, brown, green and yellow, perfectly suit Maier's witty and humanizing account of Einstein's childhood struggles in school, lack of professional direction in young adulthood, tumultuous romantic relationships, flight from Nazi occupation and his uneasy relationship with wordwide fame. 


Illustrations from Einstein courtesy of Nobrow.

But perhaps the most enjoyable pages of this graphic are those that clearly explain his biggest theories: General Relativity, Special Relativity, String Theory. All are broken down into beautifully simple explainations with helpful and entertaining graphics that make this biography a must-read for Einstein fanatics and the newly curious alike. 

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Einstein

Einstein

By Corinne Maier, illustrated by Anne Simon
Nobrow
ISBN 9781910620014

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