The Special and the General Theory

Book - 2015
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After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. This new edition of Einstein's book features an authoritative English translation of the text along with an introduction and a reading companion that examines the evolution of Einstein's thinking and casts his ideas in a broader present-day context. A special chapter explores the history of and the stories behind the early foreign-language editions in light of the reception of relativity in different countries. This edition also includes a survey of the introductions from these editions, covers from selected early editions, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the book, and a revealing sample from Einstein's handwritten manuscript.-- From publisher's description.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Edition: 100th anniversary edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780691166339
Branch Call Number: 530.11 Ei68r 2015
Characteristics: xviii, 300 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm


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