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David Bodanis

David Bodanis has taught intellectual history at Oxford and is the author of several books, including The Secret House and E=mc2. A native of Chicago, he lives in London.

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E=mc2
Written by David Bodanis
Berkley | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$17.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-425-18164-5 (0-425-18164-2)

Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews—this "little masterpiece" sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world.

Bodanis begins by devoting chapters to each of the equation's letters and symbols, introducing the science and scientists forming the backdrop to Einstein's discovery—from Ole Roemer's revelation that the speed of light...

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Electric Universe
Written by David Bodanis
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | February 2006
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-33598-2 (0-307-33598-4)

David Bodanis, bestselling author of E=mc2, weaves tales of romance, divine inspiration, and fraud through an account of the invisible force that permeates our universeelectricity—and introduces us to the virtuoso scientists who plumbed its secrets.

For centuries, electricity was seen as little more than a curious property of certain substances that sparked... Read more






Passionate Minds
Written by David Bodanis
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-23721-7 (0-307-23721-4)

It was 1733 when the poet and philosopher Voltaire met Emilie du Châtelet, a beguiling—and married—aristocrat who would one day popularize Newton’s arcane ideas and pave the way for Einstein’s theories. In an era when women were rarely permitted any serious schooling, this twenty-seven-year-old’s nimble conversation and unusual brilliance led Voltaire... Read more





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