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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,582 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Albert Einstein Narrator: Julian Lopez-Morillas Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781615730452
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Albert Einstein described Relativity as a “popular explosion” of his famous theory. Written in 1916, it introduced the lay audience to the remarkable perspective which had overturned theoretical physics. Einstein’s genius was to express this perspective in understandable terms.

“The present book is intended,” Einstein wrote in 1916, “as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the Theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics…In the interest of clearness, it appeared to me inevitable that I should repeat myself frequently, without paying the slightest attention to the elegance of the presentation. I adhered scrupulously to the precept of that brilliant theoretical physicist L. Boltzmann, according to whom matters of elegance ought to be left to the tailor and to the cobbler.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 2/14/2014

    " I read this during the summer of 1998 while working as a receptionist/admin assistant at Laird Plastics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phoebe | 2/6/2014

    " By the time I got round to reading Einstein's own description of Relativity, I had already read about a dozen other attempts to describe it (Including Nigel Calders' very friendly version, "Einstein's Universe). Can you imagine my surprise to discover that Einstein's own was so much easier to understand than any of the others and took a lot less words. I adore Einstein's writing he is so accurate that he uses very few words. He is the anti-waffle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 2/1/2014

    " Amazing, Einstein's explanation for the lay reader of some of the most important scientific discoveries in centuries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Gotch | 1/23/2014

    " Wonderful description of Relativity by Einstein himself from a collection of his writings/papers. I remember reading this book with great joy (and some frustration.) The only major kink in it is Einstein's less-than-perfect English. While there are simpler introductions to Relativity out there, this one is one of the best purely because it comes straight from the man himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 1/20/2014

    " I read this back in my days as a Physics major. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/17/2014

    " Now if I read this book on a train stopped at a train station and god is playing dice on the platform, who is going to get that guy out of the floating box in space? And is my cursor moving across the page or am I moving across the cursor? Poor Lorentz--no wonder he couldn't figure this out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Subhani | 12/23/2013

    " Relativity changed the world as well as the way physicists viewed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Kittredge | 12/15/2013

    " I can't wrap my mind around the whole thing, but Einstein is surprisingly readable and humanistic. I really enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 12/3/2013

    " Can't say I breezed through it, it can get a little dense. Definitely something everyone should read once though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nhan Phan | 9/10/2013

    " I'm still trying to understand some equations in this book. I guess I'm still not completely understand the special and general theory!!!!uhm!.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 8/31/2013

    " Definitely not an easy read, but worth the effort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay | 8/5/2013

    " not the most fun book ive ever read but hey, it's einstein. it was a very quick read; maybe 4 hours. its mostly stuff you can learn on youtube nowadays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timbo | 7/19/2013

    " It's that 10% smarter rule...and I am not 10% smarter than this book. Nevertheless I gained at least some small understanding of relativity though I am still hopelessly baffled by the math. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 7/9/2013

    " I listened to this and it was good, but it is better to read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 3/8/2013

    " highly readable, real-thing explanation of relativity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Wyn | 2/14/2013

    " Great book for those who wish to know more about Einstein's ideas and theories. A bit challenging, though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rand | 8/14/2012

    " It was very good. I didn't understand most of the mathematics, but some things, like the Lorentz transformation, were very interesting. All in all, a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kev | 7/5/2012

    " So lucid, accessible and beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayanand Potaraj | 7/2/2012

    " The Einstein Theory Of Relativity "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald Lett | 9/11/2011

    " This is the rare book that contains a layman's exposition of an advanced theory by the originator of that theory. It is very readable. One need only have a curious mind and high school algebra. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stevie | 7/13/2011

    " It is pretty dense, obviously, and I am glad I had my high school physics teacher explain the main ideas to me. This book changed science, and I am glad I was exposed to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Barker | 11/17/2010

    " Far to advanced for my primitive brain, although I did manage to grasp some of the ideas, I think! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahmed Erfan | 4/12/2010

    " when you finish it .. you should think again about the details its amazing but its quite difficult to understand it when you read it for the first time :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yonghong | 3/21/2010

    " I like physics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 3/17/2010

    " So yeah, it's soo interesting and brilliant... I just wasn't smart enough. I'm not gonna lie, Albert Einstein is a level above me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lukasz Glinka | 12/16/2009

    " Excellent book which introduces a reader into basics of Special and General Relativity. "

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