Relativity

Albert Einstein

Introduced by Roger Penrose

The essential guide to one of the most fundamental discoveries of modern science.

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Relativity

In 1905 Albert Einstein published the most famous equation of all time, e=mc², and man’s understanding of the universe was transformed. But how many of us know what Einstein’s theories of relativity actually mean in terms of the world in which we live? Fortunately, Einstein’s inestimable genius extended to an ability to present his ideas cogently. Written in the hope that it would ‘provide a few happy hours of suggestive thought’, Relativity is a surprisingly accessible work, and the essential guide to one of the most fundamental discoveries of modern science.

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Relativity book
  • Introduced by Roger Penrose, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford
  • Bound in Kephera
  • Printed and blocked in holographic foil with a design by Jonathan Kitchen
  • Set in Palatino
  • 224 pages; portrait frontispiece
  • Book Size: 9¼" x 5¼"

A mental assault course through the space-time continuum

'As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.'

In 1905 Albert Einstein published the most famous equation of all time, E=mc², and the universe was transformed overnight. But how many of us have even a clue what Einstein's theories of relativity actually mean, let alone about their significance for understanding the nature of space, time and the world in which we live?

These are undoubtedly some of the most complex thoughts ever to emerge from the human mind and Einstein's inestimable genius extends to an ability to present his ideas cogently. Written expressly with the mathematically shy in mind – in the hope that it would dispel any mystery and provide 'a few happy hours of suggestive thought' – Relativity is a surprisingly accessible work. First published by Folio in 2005 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Einstein's great achievement, this newly reissued edition is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental discoveries of modern science.

'The greatest scientist of modern times'
The Times

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