Relativity : The Special and the General Theory - 100th Anniversary Edition

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A handsome annotated edition of Einstein's celebrated book on relativity

After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote Relativity. Intended for a popular audience, the book remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written. This edition of Einstein's celebrated book features an authoritative English translation of the text along with commentaries by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jurgen Renn that examine the evolution of Einstein's thinking and cast his ideas in a modern context. Providing invaluable insight into one of the greatest scientific minds of all time, the book also includes a unique survey of the introductions from past editions, covers from selected early editions, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the book, and a revealing sample from Einstein's original handwritten manuscript.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Anniversary
  • 26 b/w illus.
  • 0691191816
  • 9780691191812
  • 273,570

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"This authoritative centenary edition is a fitting tribute to Einstein's efforts to make his concepts accessible-in turn, helping to raise the profile of basic science and modern physics on a global scale."---Mary Craig, Nature
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About Albert Einstein

Hanoch Gutfreund is professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is also the academic director of the Albert Einstein Archives. Jurgen Renn is a director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His books include The Genesis of General Relativity.
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