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    DescriptionIt is now more than a century since Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionise our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, "Introducing Relativity" plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions to this story, as we encounter Einstein's astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time and arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful field equations. Einstein's legacy is reviewed in the most advanced frontiers of physics today - black holes, gravitational waves, the accelerating universe and string theory. This is a superlative, fascinating graphic account of Einstein's strange world and how his legacy has been built upon since.


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    Title
    Introducing Relativity
    Subtitle
    A Graphic Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Bassett, Edited by Ralph Edney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848310575
    ISBN 10: 1848310579
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A53203000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A02000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 58
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26470
    BISAC V2.8: SCI061000
    BIC subject category V2: PHR
    DC22: 530.11
    BISAC V2.8: CGN007000
    Thema V1.0: PHR
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    b/w illustrations
    Publisher
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    15 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Duxford
    Author Information
    Bruce Bassett is a cosmologist and lecturer at the University of Cape Town and the South African Astronomical Observatory. Ralph Edney trained as a mathematician, and has worked as a teacher,journalist, illustrator and political cartoonist. He has illustrated anumber of Introducing titles.