A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein (Google eBook)With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it ?a gem of a collectionOCO while "New Scientist" magazine notes the ?thrill of reading EinsteinOCOs own words.OCO From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, "A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion" belongs in every science fanOCOs library. 
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Review: A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein
User Review  Erickson  GoodreadsAs usual, lucid writing from Einstein with his very firm opinions on his ideas. Will reread this again once I master tensors and general relativity. Read full review
Review: A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein
User Review  Erickson Tjoa  GoodreadsAs usual, lucid writing from Einstein with his very firm opinions on his ideas. Will reread this again once I master tensors and general relativity. Read full review
Contents
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RELATIVITY THE SPECIAL AND GENERAL THEORY  125 
SIDELIGHTS ON RELATIVITY  235 
SELECTION FROM THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY SPACE AND TIME IN PRERELATIVITY PHYSICS  263 
SELECTIONS FROM THE EVOLUTION OF PHYSICS RELATIVITY FIELD AND QUANTA  283 
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES  337 
SELECTIONS FROM OUT OF MY LATER YEARS  383 
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