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4.0 out of 5 stars
Two of the great theories of physics by the man himself, 16 Aug 2001
Excellent. The language is early twentieth century and can be quite contrived, but the physics is put clearly and simply. The text is broken into many short sections and the maths is kept to a minimum (which was nice when he started talking about Gaussian co-ordinates...). The essential ideas behind the special and the general theories of relativity are presented in the way Einstein himself obviously used to come up with them and it's this as much as the physics itself which draws you in. Definitely a Twentieth Century classic.