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Relativity: the Special and General Theory : A Clear Explanation of the Famous Theory that Brought about the Atomic Age by Albert Einstein; Robert W. Lawson (trans) - Paperback - 1961 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000519)

Relativity: the Special and General Theory : A Clear Explanation of the Famous Theory that Brought about the Atomic Age

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Relativity: the Special and General Theory : A Clear Explanation of the Famous Theory that Brought about the Atomic Age

by Albert Einstein; Robert W. Lawson (trans)

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0517029618
ISBN 13
9780517029619
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New York: Crown, 1961. Trade Paperback. 12th printing. Very Good. First and second page have name of prior owner and a few other notes, otherwise unmarked. Spine is straight and tight with a light crease. Reading and shelf wear to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 164 pages.

Cover Title: Relativity: the Special and General Theory : A Clear Explanation of the Famous Theory that Brought About The Atomic Age : With Only A High School Education The Reader Can Understand Albert Einstein's Explanation of His Epoch-Making Theory. Inner Title: Relativity: the Special and General Theory : A Popular Exposition by Albert Einstein. Authorized Translation by Robert W. Lawson.

Synopsis

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist's presentation of his landmark theoryAccording 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.*First time in Penguin Classics*New introduction by bestselling science author Nigel Calder

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000519
Title
Relativity: the Special and General Theory : A Clear Explanation of the Famous Theory that Brought about the Atomic Age
Author
Albert Einstein; Robert W. Lawson (trans)
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0517029618
ISBN 13
9780517029619
Publisher
Crown
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1961
Keywords
physics, relativity, science
Bookseller catalogs
Science & Technology;
Size
8vo

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