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- DescriptionAn accesible version of Einstein's masterpiece of theory, written by the genius himself According to Einstein himself, this book is intended to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are t conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. When he wrote the book in 1916, Einstein's name was scarcely kwn outside the physics institutes. Having just completed his masterpiece, The General Theory of Relativity--which provided a brand-new theory of gravity and promised a new perspective on the cosmos as a whole--he set out at once to share his excitement with as wide a public as possible in this popular and accessible book. Here published for the first time as a Penguin Classic, this edition of Relativity features a new introduction by bestselling science author Nigel Calder. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and tes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
- Author BiographyAlbert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk.Nigel Calder, educated as a physicist at Cambridge University, began his full-time writing career on the original staff of New Scientist magazine. His most recent book is the bestselling Einstein's Universe.
- Author(s)Albert Einstein
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication25/07/2006
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Series TitlePenguin Classics
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Weight132 g
- Width132 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Introduction byNigel Calder
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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