- Paperback: 158 pages
- Publisher: Martino Fine Books; Tra edition (1 Dec. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1891396307
- ISBN-13: 978-1891396304
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory Paperback – 1 Dec 2010
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"He was unfathomably profound - the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed."-"Time --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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'He was unfathomably profound - the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed.' - Time
'Time' magazine's 'Man of the Century', Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein's immense contribution to human knowledge.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Born in Switzerland, died in the USA. Brilliant physicist who received the Nobel Prize in 1921, the same year he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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It might not matter for Orwell's 1984 or for Swift's Gulliver's Travels, but for Einstein's Relativity, typos do matter, and I urge whoever makes these dirt cheap books to take Relativity off of their publications list because it is simply unreadable.
"We have recreated this book from the original using Optical Character Recognition software to keep the cost of the book as low as possible. Therefore, could you please forgive spelling mistakes, missing or extraneous characters that may have resulted from smudged or torn pages?"
No, the number of printing mistakes is unforgivable, it's like the person who was tasked with typing it up used a broken keyboard with half of the keys missing. DO NOT buy the dirt cheap copy of this book, it's littered with mistakes, and virtually all of the mathematics is botched. The publishers should either sack their editor or be shut down for unethical practice, because there's no way this book ever have reached (virtual) book shelves.
Its a real shame and I would love to know how this book ever got out of the printers in this condition.
Just to show how badly this has been produced the publishers even got their own web address wrong on the back cover
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I received this book as a present, at the start, I found it a little hard to get into, and later on, although somewhat scattered, It is a really thought-provoking book.Published 7 days ago by Varun Shah
What is there left to say in praise of Einstein. Great buy thank you.Published 1 month ago by Douglas F Turner
Prior to purchasing this book, one might notice some reviewers pointing out certain editions with poor translations and missing diagrams. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Duane
Great book but written in Germanic English so even harder to understand that might be the case if it were poor English!Published 3 months ago by SNOOTS
It is surprising to find his revolutionary concepts presented in such a simple logical manner.Published 4 months ago by Jellybaby