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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory | [Albert Einstein]

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

Albert Einstein described Relativity as a "popular explosion" of his famous theory. Written in 1916, it introduced the lay audience to the remarkable perspective which had overturned theoretical physics. Einstein's genius was to express this perspective in understandable terms.
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Albert Einstein described Relativity as a "popular explosion" of his famous theory. Written in 1916, it introduced the lay audience to the remarkable perspective that had overturned theoretical physics. Einstein's genius was to express this perspective in understandable terms.

(P)2009 Highbridge

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"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." (Amazon.com review)

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    Jan 10-19-11
    Jan 10-19-11

    Jana P. Grammy of 7 boys, Mom of 3 daughters, 1 son Lover of books & better eye sight.

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    "Another Absolute Must have"

    A Must have book for anyone intersted in the brillant mind of Einstein, or anyone interested in the field. more of a Must have as a reference book.

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    Nicholas PASCO, WA, United States 04-17-13
    Nicholas PASCO, WA, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2012

    I have a hard time reading/listening to true fiction books. I think this is because my main reason for reading is to learn and not necessarily just for enjoyment, although I do read many historical fiction books. Favorites history/biography books and science/tech info books.

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not for me. It talks about this book being dumbed down for the average person and some parts are but it seems to me that I must be dumber than I think because the scientific content got above my head after the 1st hour or so mainly because it was moving so fast from concept to concept. I've always been interested in relativity and have read some short explanations that made much more sense of the theory than this book did. I think you need a decent amount of knowledge about the subject to be able to follow this unless you really slow it down and replay certain parts over and over.


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    Xcoder 04-20-11
    Xcoder 04-20-11
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    "Can't stand listening to the reader."

    The reader's voice is fine. However, it's driving me NUTS to hear him swallow and make mouth noises in between paragraphs. When will these publishes start editing these annoying things out. If this type of thing bothers you too beware.

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