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Einstein's masterwork : 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity / John Gribbin ; with Mary Gribbin.

Gribbin, John, 1946- author. (Author). Gribbin, Mary, author. (Added Author).
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Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 530.11 GRI (Text) 36626103788618 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/10/2016
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 530.11 GRIBBIN (Text) 33946003149692 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 530.11 Gribbin (Text) 31208912485465 new non-fiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 530.11 GRI (Text) 30032010684675 NEW ADULT Checked out 12/14/2016
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 530.11 Gribbin (Text) 78292000358773 Adult New Book Collection Checked out 12/27/2016

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  • ISBN: 9781681772127
  • ISBN: 1681772124
  • Physical Description: xiii, 226 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books Ltd, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: London : Icon, 2015.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: In the beginning. Early life ; Breaking free ; Einstein and the Poly ; Rejection ; Rescue -- The annus mirabilis. The doctoral thesis ; Jiggling atoms ; Particles of light ; The special one -- The long and winding road. The geometry of relativity ; Moving on ; In the shadow of a giant ; On the move ; First steps ; What Einstein should have known ; The masterwork -- Legacy. Black holes and timewarps ; Beyond reasonable doubt ; Making waves ; The universe at large -- The icon of science. Personal problems ; Fame ; A last quantum hurrah ; Exile ; Spooky action at a distance ; The final years.
Summary, etc.: "One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory-- and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement"-- NoveList.
"One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory. 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 valuable theory of my life," and a work "of incomparable beauty." The General Theory describes the evolution of the universe, reveals the existence of black holes, examines the behavior of orbiting neutron stars, and explains why clocks run slower on the surface of the earth than in space. It even suggests the possibility of time travel. And yet when we think of Einstein's breakthrough year, we think instead of 1905--the year of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and his equation E=mc2--as his annus mirabilis, even though the Special Theory has a narrower focus. The General Theory has been overshadowed by the Special Theory and is often regarded as 'too difficult' for ordinary mortals to comprehend. Yet by placing the General Theory in the context of Einstein's marvelous life, John Gribbin presents this masterpiece in a clear and cogent manner. Combined with the exciting recent detection of gravity waves--a century after Einstein's astonishing breakthrough--Einstein's Masterwork shows how this visionary physicist still continues to influence the course of twenty-first century science."--Dust jacket.
Subject: General relativity (Physics) > Popular works.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Relativity (Physics)
Physicists > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
SCIENCE / Physics / Relativity.

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