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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Penguin Classics)

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Penguin Classics)
Author: Albert Einstein
ISBN 13: 9780143039822
ISBN 10: 143039822
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2006-07-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $13.00

This republication of Albert Einstein's introduction to his theory of relativity, written for the layperson, includes commentary by Robert Geroch (physics, University of Chicago) on the modern understanding of relativity, plus an introduction by Robert Penrose (mathematics, emeritus, Oxford University), framing Einstein's work within the history of science, and an essay on the cultural legacy of relativity theory by David C. Cassidy (natural sciences, Hofstra University). Einstein's preface, 32 chapters, and three appendices were originally published in 1920. The original version of Roger Penrose's introduction was first published in 2004 by The Folio Society Ltd. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


He was unfathomably profound - the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed.