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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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About the Narrator

Julian Lopez-Morillas is a professional theater actor, director, and teacher who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. He has performed for all the major Bay Area theaters as well as the Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, McCarter, and Chicago’s Court Theatre. He directed for many years with the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and also for the Marin Theatre Company, Berkeley Jewish Theatre, San Jose Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the American Players’ Theatre in Wisconsin. He has taught acting, directing, theatre history, and Shakespeare for the University of California/Berkeley, San Jose State, Mills, Foothill, and Solano Colleges.

In 2008, Julian fulfilled one of his life goals by performing the role of Cardinal Wolsey in Henry VIII at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, thus becoming one of the few individuals to have performed professionally in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. He is recognized throughout Northern California as a leading authority on Shakespeare plays and their performance. Julian has also been a two-day winner on JEOPARDY!