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    Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Albert Einstein, Translated by Robert W Lawson, Introduction by Nigel Calder

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    DescriptionAccording to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics." When he wrote the book in 1916, Einstein's name was scarcely known outside the physics institutes. Having just completed his masterpiece, The General Theory of Relativity--which provided a brand-new theory of gravity and promised a new perspective on the cosmos as a whole--he set out at once to share his excitement with as wide a public as possible in this popular and accessible book.First time in Penguin ClassicsNew introduction by bestselling science author Nigel Calder

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    The Special and the General Theory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Albert Einstein, Translated by Robert W Lawson, Introduction by Nigel Calder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 129
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143039822
    ISBN 10: 0143039822

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.4
    B&T Approval Code: A53203000
    DC21: 530.11
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26470
    BISAC V2.8: SCI061000
    BIC subject category V2: PHR
    DC22: 530.11
    LC classification: QC173.55 .E384513 2006
    Thema V1.0: PHR
    Edition statement
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    25 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk. Nigel Calder, educated as a physicist at Cambridge University, began his full-time writing career on the original staff of New Scientist magazine. His most recent book is the bestselling Einstein's Universe.