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Author Gribbin, John, 1946- author.

Title Einstein's masterwork : 1915 and the general theory of relativity / John Gribbin with Mary Gribbin.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.


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Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description xiii, 226 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-212) and index.
Contents In the beginning. Early life ; Breaking free ; Einstein and the Ploy ; Rejection ; Rescue -- The annus mirabilis. The doctoral thesis ; Jiggling atoms ; Particles of light ; The special one -- the long and winding word. The geometry of relativity ; Moving on ; In the shadow of a giant ; On the move ; First steps ; What Einstein should have known ; The masterwork -- Legacy. Black holes and timewarps ; Beyond reasonable doubt ; Making waves ; The universe at large -- The icon of science. Personal problems ; Fame ; A last quantum hurrah ; Exile ; Spooky action at a distance ; The final years.
Summary "One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory--and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement,"--NoveList.
Subject Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. (OCoLC)fst00032023
General relativity (Physics) -- Popular works.
General relativity (Physics) (OCoLC)fst00939815
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Added Author Gribbin, Mary, author.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Gribbin, John, 1946- Einstein's masterwork London : Icon, 2015 (DLC) 2014495546
ISBN 1681772124

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