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The Time and Space of Uncle Albert Hardcover – 6 Feb 1989

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; First Edition edition (6 Feb. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571151302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571151301
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,056,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Russell Stannard is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the Open University. He has travelled widely in Europe and the USA, researching high energy nuclear physics. He has received the Templeton UK project award and spent a year in America as a visiting fellow at the Center of Theological Theory, Princeton. He was awarded an OBE for services to physics and the popularisation of science. Married with four children of his own and three stepchildren, he vividly remembers the excitement of discovering Einstein's theories for the first time and he is dedicated to passing this inspiration on to new generations. The Time and Space of Uncle Albert was shortlisted for both the Science Award and the Whitbread Award, and his books have been translated into seventeen different languages. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
The Time and Space of Uncle Albert is a really good book. I read it whenever I get a chance. There are two other books about Uncle Albert - Black Holes and Uncle Albert, and Uncle Albert and the Quantum quest. The Time and Space of Uncle Albert is the first in the series. HOW do distances get shorter? WHY can't you catch up with a light beam? The Time and Space of Uncle Albert answers both these questions and many others!
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Format: Paperback
This is a great book to pass on to a relation / friend who won't put up with dull science but you want to show how fun STR and so forth can be. Despite a few fuzzy areas, the general principles and the weird ideas are all there and the accessible way they are presented leads on to some interesting questions and conversations. But, don't think it is just for kids, someone reading over my shoulder on the tube started to ask me questions. The poor fool, he is now hooked.
Even if you are an accomplished professor of GR and all that, do remember to read it yourself first. It will let you know what questions you are likely to be asked & reminds you of the fun that it used to be when you first heard about these silly ideas!
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By A Customer on 23 July 2001
Format: Paperback
I think the Time and Space of Uncle Albert was fantastic! It's about a man called Albert (based on Albert Einstein) - explaining all about time and space to his ten-year-old niece, Gedanken. Albert has a thought bubble - like you get in cartoons and comics, and is able to beam Gedanken up into it! Why can't you catch up with light? Why does space get squashed? Why are astronauts weightless? The answers are all in this book. But the fun ends when something goes wrong with Albert's imaginary spaceship...
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Format: Paperback
I thought this book was great, because it explains Einstein's theories so simply that even children can understand them. Uncle Albert is Memory's uncle. He is a scientist and helps Memory with a project she has to do for school. Together they learn, for example, that you can never travel faster than the speed of light and that energy has weight. At the end there is a short test. How many questions will you get right?
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By A Customer on 25 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio Cassette
If you have kids then this book is just perect.It is perfect to play to them at night as it is funny and easy for them to relate to.It is all about a young boy and his Grandpa going on a dreamy adventure which they become great freinds on.I would recommend this to all parents as i played this to my daughter when she was young.Sha is older now and has started reading the book
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