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Understanding Relativity: A Simplified Approach to Einstein's Theories

Understanding Relativity: A Simplified Approach to Einstein's Theories
Author: Leo Sartori
ISBN 13: 9780520200296
ISBN 10: 520200292
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1996-05-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 376
List Price: $36.95

"An extraordinarily well-written, well-researched, and carefully thought out piece of work. . . . The discussions of the paradoxes of relativity and of cosmology are the best discussions of these topics at an elementary level that I have ever seen."—Roger A. Freedman, University of California, Santa Barbara


The focus of the volume is the similarity between Latin American countries' economic structural adjustment programs conducted in the 1980s, and the ones which Eastern Europe is currently implementing. Eight economists from Eastern Europe and Latin America discuss fiscal policy, privatization, monetary policy, and the external sector. The conclusions indicate that though the initializing experiences are different between the two areas, Eastern European countries would benefit from a study of the stabilization and structural reforms enacted in Latin America with an emphasis on institution building. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)