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.
Bound in Kephera, printed and blocked in holographic foil with a design by Jonathan Kitchen
Set in Palatino
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’
Einstein’s theories are undoubtedly some of the most complex thoughts ever to emerge from the human mind, and his 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 edition is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental discoveries of modern science.
No book has revolutionised our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.