- 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,000 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 the Hardcover edition.
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Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can understand. --This text refers to the Hardcover 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 have always wondered about relativity , now I can understand it far better.Published 6 months ago by john bristow