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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, The Masterpiece Science Edition, [Paperback]

By Albert Einstein (Author) & Robert Lawson (Translator)
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Item description for Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, The Masterpiece Science Edition, by Albert Einstein & Robert Lawson...

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist's presentation of his landmark theory
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 not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics." When he wrote the book in 1916, Einstein's name was scarcely known 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.

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Pages   86
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 22, 2005
ISBN  9569569069  
ISBN13  9789569569067  

Availability  70 units.
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More About Albert Einstein & Robert Lawson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Albert 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."

Albert Einstein lived in Munich. Albert Einstein was born in 1879 and died in 1955.

Albert Einstein has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
  2. Decorative Notebooks
  3. Dover Books on Physics
  4. Modern Library (Hardcover)
  5. Penguin Classics

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Badly edited  Jun 1, 2008
So poorly edited (I is intended generally to be 1 in many equations) that the reader is distracted by typos. Not for the faint of heart.
additional commentary not included  Feb 16, 2008
This paperback book is an attractive typesetting of einstein's original classic. However, we remind the buyer this paperback does not include the contributions of other authors in the hardback edition. Thus, the description and the search inside feature are somewhat misleading.
Quite elevated language  Mar 9, 2006
It very difficult to critisize the man himself, but after all he was not a writer per se and was used to discussing relativity with other physicists. I can follow him. But thats only because I have read other books which make the subject much easier. Acually this was my first book on relativity which I bought years ago and threw it down in frustration. Then, recently I tried again with "Relativity Visualized" by L C Epstein. Now, finnaly I get it. It took a lot of intense concentration and re-reading, but I got it. And when it hit me my jaw dropped and all I could say was "WOW!" Of course, I lost it the next day and had to go thru it again. That's how difficult relativity is to comprehend and RETAIN. (Retaining it for more than a few minutes can seem as hard as learning it. Special Relativity is very evasive to the mind. And General Relativity is about ten times more difficult. But WHEN YOU GET IT, it's a feeling you never had before. It will change your life.)So I recommend the Epstein book. Lots of great "Thought Experiments" and a bit of neat "unique" (odd) humor, too. Einstein's book should be read, tho. After you've read other books about relativity and understand it at least "generaly" (pardon The Pun)If only to get a sense of the man. I read German quite well and still, I am sure I'd have problems reading the original, but someday I'll give it a shot.
Still not for the layman........  Sep 15, 2005
Is is an awesome thing to be able to read in Einstein's own words his explanation of these ground breaking concepts. It is not an easy read however. His language is elaborate and eloquent, but to a person like me who is trying very hard to make mental images of the concepts, distracting. I read other sources to attempt to clarify my understanding and found sources on the internet to support the book. The expanations in the appendices did not help either; they were not quite at layman's level as well.

Still, it was exciting to read and have a view into the thoughts of the great man.

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