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How better to learn the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory of Relativity than directly from their creator, Albert Einstein himself? In Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, Einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples and a smattering of math (nothing more complex than high-school algebra). Einstein's book is not casual reading, but for those who appreciate his work without diving into the arcana of theoretical physics, Relativity will prove a stimulating read. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
'He was unfathomably profound - the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed.' - Time
'Much of the book is a delight.' - Stephen Battersby, New Scientist
'[Einstein] is a far better populariser of science than Stephen Hawking ... you'll feel as though you have a ringside seat at a revolution in human understanding.' - Guardian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Einstein's explanations of certain concepts are difficult to grasp without prior knowledge. However, you can still learn much from this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel
I will begin with saying that this book deserves its spot on the list of top 25 science books of all time. Read morePublished on June 30 2013 by Arnold Green
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein
2010 Reprint of 1920 First English Edition. Read more
einsteins presents his theory very well. Easy to understand with many "ah-has!" in it. Not a very big book. Worth the read.Published on March 12 2013 by Todd Fedorak
This book quickly gets to the issue of why there even needs to be a theory of special relativity. It clearly explains what postulates are unwavering and why and then proceeds to... Read morePublished on April 10 2012 by G. McConnell
This book is not an easy read. It is not his best attempt at explaining his theories of special and general relativity. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2011 by Bookynerd
My 1 star is for this particular printing of the book, and has nothing to do with Einstein's book, which is fantastic. Read morePublished on July 8 2009 by Sam Lowry