A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein

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Stephen Hawking
Running Press, Jul 17, 2009 - Science - 480 pages
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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 collection” while New Scientist magazine notes the “thrill of reading Einstein's own words.” 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 fan's library.
 

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It's hard to imagine a better guide to the work of Albert Einstein than Hawking, one of the world's most renowned physicists and popular science writers, whose own A Brief History of Time has sold ... Read full review

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As usual, lucid writing from Einstein with his very firm opinions on his ideas. Will re-read this again once I master tensors and general relativity. Read full review

Contents

THE PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVITY
1
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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Stephen Hawking has become a “scientific celebrity” of sorts, ever since his A Brief History of Time was published. He has been described as the “most intelligent man in the world today,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times and as “the scientific heir to Einstein, Newton, and Galileo” by People magazine. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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