Einstein's Universe: A Guide to the Theory of Relativity

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Penguin, 1990 - Science - 254 pages
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The author assesses Einstein's vision and discusses such questions as how a black hole can keep you young and why a falling person feels no force of gravity. From the author of Spaceship Earth and Violent Universe.

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User Review  - JudiY - LibraryThing

Clear explanations of both of Einstein's theories, and why they are so important. Reading the 1979 version also gives a startling picture of how far our knowledge has advanced. Read full review

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User Review  - rameau - LibraryThing

Excellent explanation of general and special relativity. Calder does something no else does and starts with general relativity, which seems weird at first but actually makes sense (since special relativity is the "special" case). Read full review


Authors Note
Cosmic Whirlwind
The Wasting Sun

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Niger Calder is the author of Marine Diesel Engines (1987, 1991) and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual (1989, 1995), the success of which has made him the most sought-after marine how-to writer in the U.S. and U.K. He has published more than 800 magazine articles in SAIL, Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Yachting World, etc., and lectures on cruising to sell-out crowds. He is also the author of The Cruising Guide to The Northwest Caribbean (IM, 1991) and Cuba: A Cruising Guide (Imray, 1996). He will be testing his newest ideas with his family during a six-month cruise to the Caribbean and South America this winter.

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