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Relativity: The Special and General Theory

Relativity: The Special and General Theory
Author: Albert Einstein
ISBN 13: 9780517884416
ISBN 10: 517884410
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: 1997
Format: Paperback
Pages: 188
List Price: N/A

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.