Einstein’s Masterwork (Paperback)

1915 and the General Theory of Relativity

John Gribbin

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In 1915, Albert Einstein unveiled his masterwork – a theory, in his words, ‘of incomparable beauty’: the General Theory of Relativity. It is sometimes overshadowed – wrongly, argues John Gribbin – by his work of 1905, the Special Theory of Relativity and E = mc².

Just over 100 years later, the first direct detection of gravitational radiation is seen as the ultimate proof of the General Theory’s accuracy.

The General Theory describes the evolution of the Universe, black holes, the behaviour of orbiting neutron stars, and why clocks run slower on Earth than in space. It even suggests the possibility of time travel.

In this ‘beautifully written and highly accessible account of the genesis of a great theory’ (Physics World), Gribbin vividly illustrates what an incomparable scientist Albert Einstein really was.

JOHN GRIBBIN is one of the world’s best-known and bestselling popular science authors, described as ‘one of the finest and most prolific writers of popular science around’ by the Spectator. His numerous books include In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat (Bantam, 1984), Science: A History (Penguin, 2010), Erwin Schrödinger and the Quantum Revolution (Black Swan, 2013) and many more. He lives with his wife Mary in Sussex.

‘An absorbing and readable account of Einstein’s life and work’BBC Sky at Night
‘Einstein’s Masterwork provides an engaging evaluation of Einstein’s theories on relativity, and is an ideal read for anybody who is curious about the iconic scientist’s life.’
All About History
‘Providing an engaging evaluation of the great scientist’s theories, Einstein’s Masterwork is an ideal read for anyone curious to find out more about the man behind the physics.’History of War
‘A beautifully written and highly accessible account of the genesis of a great theory’Physics World
‘An entertaining mix of biography-meets-science lesson’.How it Works Magazine

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ISBN: 9781785780486

Price: GBP 8.99

Pages: 288

Publication date: 05-05-2016

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