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Relativity: the special and the general theory by  Albert Einstein - Paperback - Reprint - 1962 - from Aucott & Thomas and Biblio.com

Relativity: the special and the general theory

by Einstein, Albert

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Methuen. Good. 1962. Reprint. Softcover. Clean and tightly bound paperback, glossy card covers foxed and rubbed at edges, spine uncreased, name on half title page. xii + 166 pages, bibliography, index. A University Paperback translated by Robert W. Lawson .

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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