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Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified

by Richard Wolfson

With this reader-friendly book, it doesn't take an Einstein to understand the theory of relativity and its remarkable consequences. In clear, understandable terms, physicist Richard Wolfson explores the ideas...

Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

by Kip Thorne & Stephen W. Hawking

Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy...


by Albert Einstein

Time's 'Man of the Century', Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book Einstein explains,...

James Joyce, Science, and Modernist Print Culture: "The Einstein of English Fiction"

by Jeffrey S. Drouin

This book makes an important intervention in the ongoing debates about modernism, science, and the divisions of early Twentieth-Century print culture. In order to establish Joyce's place in the nexus of modernism...

Relativity Simply Explained

by Martin Gardner

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...

Mathematics of Relativity

by George Yuri Rainich

Based on the ideas of Einstein and Minkowski, this concise treatment is derived from the author's many years of teaching the mathematics of relativity at the University of Michigan. Geared toward advanced undergraduates...

Relativity and Quantum Physics for Beginners

by Steven L. Manly & Steven Fournier

As we humans have expanded our horizons to see things vastly smaller, faster, larger, and farther than ever before, we have been forced to confront preconceptions born of the human experience and create wholly...

Relativity for Scientists and Engineers

by Ray Skinner

Three-part treatment explores special relativity in terms of kinematics and introductory dynamics as well as general relativity. Ideal for classroom use, supplementary reading, and self-study. Numerous problems...

The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity

by Pedro G. Ferreira

The first complete biography of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, revealing the personal feuds and ideological battles, the decades of neglect, the resurgence, and now, the deep questioning of a theory...

Relativity and Its Roots

by Banesh Hoffmann

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....

The Principle of Relativity with Applications to Physical Science

by Alfred North Whitehead

The distinguished English mathematician, philosopher presents an alternative rendering of the theory of relativity, conceived long after Einstein's original groundbreaking papers; appropriate for upper-level...

General Relativity and Gravitational Waves

by J. Weber

Concise introduction by a pioneer in the investigation of gravitational waves explains the related Riemannian geometry and tensor calculus, conservation laws, and classic experiments. 1961 edition.

Relativity in Illustrations

by Jacob T. Schwartz

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

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

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

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...

Tensors, Relativity, and Cosmology

by Mirjana Dalarsson & Nils Dalarsson

This book combines relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology in a single volume, providing an introduction to each subject that enables students to understand more detailed treatises as well as the current literature....

Einstein: A Beginner's Guide

by Jim Breithaupt

This guide contains the essential facts and concepts of the life of Einstein and his work. It examines his background and the scientific method of the day, and explains his theories in simple terms. Central...

Bankrupting Physics

by Alexander Unzicker & Sheilla Jones

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...

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

by Albert Einstein

Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his...