9780762430031

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Writings of Albert Einstein

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  • ISBN13:

    9780762430031

  • ISBN10:

    0762430036

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/26/2007
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

From the work that "made" modern scientific thought and his importantiscoveries, to his later musings on his landmark findings and hishilosophical essays on Zionism and other important issues of the 20thentury, "Einstein" is the most extensive anthology of the scientist, and thenly one to provide the wide breadth of his work. The works included in thenthology include: "The Principle of Relativity" (1920); "Space-Time" (1929);About Zionism" (1930); "Cosmic Religion" (1931); "The World As I See It"1934); "The Evolution of Physics" (1938); "The Meaning of Relativity" (1945);nd, "Out of My Later Years" (1950);At the beginning of each chapter,tephen Hawking gives a short summary of the work, highlighting itsignificance, followed by an unabridged reproduction of Einstein's originalssay.

Author Biography

Stephen Hawking’s ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
The Principle of Relativityp. 1
Relativity, the Special and General Theoryp. 125
Sidelights on Relativityp. 235
Selection from The Meaning of Relativity, "Space and Time in Pre-Relativity Physics"p. 263
Selections from The Evolution of Physics, "Relativity, Field" and "Quanta"p. 283
Autobiographical Notesp. 337
Selections from Out of My Later Yearsp. 383
Indexp. 457
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