A handsome annotated edition of Einstein s celebrated book on relativity After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November , Albert Einstein wrote Relativity Intended for a popular audience, the book remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written This edition of Einstein s celebrated book features an authoritative English translation of the text along with commentaries by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jurgen Renn that examine the evolution of Einstein s thinking and cast his ideas in a modern context Providing invaluable insight into one of the greatest scientific minds of all time, the book also includes a unique survey of the introductions from past editions, covers from selected early editions, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the book, and a revealing sample from Einstein s original handwritten manuscript

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