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This is an auction for PLEASE, MR EINSTEIN by Jean-Claude Carriere.

"The time travel that Einstein predicted in his revolutionary physics wonderfully harmonizes with the time travel Carriere delivers through fictional wizardry. The space-time foray begins as readers accompany a nameless young woman into a mysterious Central European building where an elderly woman presides over a large waiting room, filled with strangely attired men clutching files filled with secrets. But those secrets begin to unfold when the woman escorts her visitor into a cluttered study occupied by Albert Einstein, still working in inspired isolation on a unifying theory of everything. Unruffled, the young visitor turns on her tape recorder and begins to ask Einstein for help in understanding his science and his place in history. Einstein obligingly begins to lecture his visitor, periodically stepping to one of the doors of his study, magically transformed into portals to various times and places--terrestrial and galactic. The accessible dialogue (deftly translated) turns relativity into the explanatory key for everything from a bouncing basketball to the receding galaxies in the night sky while illuminating both the issues and the personalities involved in Einstein's radical break with Newton and his long-running debate with Bohr. Finally, the enchanted doors transport the conversing pair to the sobering events that forced Einstein from Nazi Germany and made a lifetime pacifist into a reluctant advocate of the project that raised a lethal mushroom cloud over Hiroshima."
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2006.

185 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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