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Science reads like a thriller when the subject is “the life of” the world’s most famous equation, and the author is David Bodanis.

Each of the five symbols in “E=mc2” merits its own chapter. Why? Because the stories behind each symbol are dramatic. The dramas are caused by the colorful personalities of the scientists, their passionate pursuit of discoveries, the intense competitions and jealousies this inspired, and the turbulent eras in history against which these factors played out.

The author is a renowned mathematician, internationally sought after lecturer, and ideas consultant to organizations worldwide. In this book, his particular genius is revealed: he can make scholarly science – and its gnarled interrelationships to history, psychology, and biography – not only understandable to the layman, but also enjoyable!