Books by David Bodanis

David Bodanis lectured at the University of Oxford for many years, where he designed and taught the university's main survey of social studies, entitled 'An Intellectual Tool-Kit'. A frequent adviser to Shell's scenario unit on long-term technological tre


EINSTEIN'S GREATEST MISTAKE by David Bodanis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Shorter than the best biographies of Einstein (by Walter Isaacson and Dennis Overbye) but still engaging and with more emphasis on the difficulties the scientist faced when physics moved away from the classical view he never abandoned."
A brief biography of "the greatest mind of the modern age" and his revolutionary ideas. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"The result is a charming tale that will prompt interested readers to pursue Châtelet's contributions to scientific thought."
Breezy treatment of the intellectually fecund romance between the Enlightenment's most notorious man of letters and an aristocratic French scientist. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"An illuminating and rewarding exposition on the links between scientific discovery and daily life."
A historical look at our knowledge of electricity and the ways we use it. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Bodanis delivers on his promise to make the significance of Einstein's formula at least somewhat understandable for general readers. (20 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A readable history and explanation of the only physics equation that has taken on a life of its own in popular culture. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Not for the squeamish, but possibly the perfect gift for a science-minded teenager. (photos, not seen)"
What this volume reveals about the everyday world we live in may shatter forever the equanimity with which you regard the bed you lie on, the air you breathe, or even your loved ones. Read full book review >