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Relativity Simply Explained

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Since the publication of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, the discovery of such astronomical phenomena as quasars, pulsars, and black holes — all intimately connected to relativity — has...

Relativity and Its Roots

by Banesh Hoffmann Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory trace development from basis in geometrical, cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, plus work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, others....

Relativity in Illustrations

by Jacob T. Schwartz Dover Publications (April 11, 2013)

Clear, nontechnical treatment makes principles of relativity more accessible than ever. The author gradually introduces Einstein's ideas in terms of familiar concepts from high school-level geometry. More than...

What Is Relativity?

by L. D. Landau & G. B. Rumer Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Written by a Nobel Prize physicist and his colleague, this compelling book uses familiar objects (trains, rulers, clocks) to illuminate the more subtle aspects of relativity. 23 illustrations. 1959 edition.

Einstein's Legacy: The Unity of Space and Time

by Julian Schwinger Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

A Nobel Laureate relates the fascinating story of Einstein and relativity theory in well-illustrated, nontechnical terms, discussing the meaning of time, gravity and its effect on light, the curving of space-time,...

Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension

by Rudolf Rucker Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes...

Bankrupting Physics

by Alexander Unzicker & Sheilla Jones St. Martin's Press (July 29, 2013)

The recently celebrated discovery of the Higgs boson has captivated the public's imagination with the promise that it can explain the origins of everything in the universe. It's no wonder that the media refers...

The Dancing Wu Li Masters

by Gary Zukav HarperOne (October 06, 2009)

“The most exciting intellectual adventure I've been on since reading Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”

—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times

Gary Zukav’s timeless, humorous,...

What Is Real?

by Adam Becker Basic Books (March 19, 2018)

The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universe

Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it...

Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Basic Books (September 25, 2017)

The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory

Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers...

Why Does E=mc2?

by Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw Da Capo Press (July 13, 2009)

The international bestseller: an introduction to the theory of relativity by the eminent physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a...

Einstein's Masterwork

by John Gribbin Pegasus Books (September 06, 2016)

In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences, a theory of gravity, matter, space and time: the General Theory of Relativity. Einstein himself said it was “the most...

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel, Cassandra Morris & Will Collyer Basic Books (February 11, 2020)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible...

The Perfect Theory

by Pedro G. Ferreira & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2014)

How did one eleganttheory incite a scientific revolution?

Physicists have been exploring, debating, and questioningthe general theory of relativity ever since Albert Einstein first presented itin 1915. Their...

Einstein's Revolution

by John T. Sanders, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 12, 2006)

Isaac Newton’s world had operated in a fixed, rigid, “absolute” framework of space and time. Yet discoveries about electromagnetism in the late nineteenth century created new and troubling inconsistencies....

Einstein's Genius Club

by Burton Feldman & Katherine Williams Arcade (September 01, 2011)

As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friendsall titans of contemporary science and philosophyto his home at...


by Albert Einstein Samaira Book Publishers (November 03, 2017)

After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. His intention was 'to give an exact insight into...

Relativity: The Special and General Theory

by Albert Einstein Publishing (September 20, 2017)

The present book is intended, as far as possible, 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...

Lectures on General Relativity, Cosmology and Quantum Black Holes

by Prof Badis Ydri Institute of Physics Publishing (July 31, 2017)

Whilst general relativity is not complex in its formulation, the physical interpretation of its mathematical descriptions gives rise to a range of exciting consequences in cosmology. A detailed understanding...

Albert Einstein

by 50Minutes (August 10, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Albert Einstein in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Albert...

Introduction to Special Relativity

by James H. Smith Dover Publications (March 22, 2016)

By the year 1900, most of physics seemed to be encompassed in the two great theories of Newtonian mechanics and Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism. Unfortunately, there were inconsistencies between the two...

TIME Albert Einstein: The Enduring Legacy of a Modern Genius

by The Editors of Time Time (May 26, 2017)

Albert Einstein's immense breakthroughs in theoretical physics revolutionized our view of the cosmos and made him one of the towering figures of the 20th century, a man whose name is synonymous with genius.

The Reality Frame

by Brian Clegg Icon Books Ltd (April 06, 2017)

Weaving together the great ideas of science, The Reality Frame takes us on a thrilling journey from empty space all the way to the human mind.

Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg builds up reality piece by piece,...

What Is Real?

by Adam Becker Basic Books (March 20, 2018)

Quantum mechanics is humanity's finest scientific achievement. It explains why the sun shines and how your eyes can see. It's the theory behind the LEDs in your phone and the nuclear hearts of space probes....

Relativity: The Special and General Theory

by Albert Einstein Publishing (February 01, 2012)

World-renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was interested in explaining the theory of Relativity to people who were not especially well-versed in higher mathematic concepts and theoretical physics....


by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2007)

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how...