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# Einstein's Universe: Relativity Made Plain-The Amazing Achievement of Albert Einstein and What It Means Today

by
Nigel Calder

The universe that Einstein saw was an astounding spectacle; now the author brilliantly and cogently explains the theories, showing how his visions form the framework of our current scientific understanding.

Paperback, 254 pages

Published
May 29th 1980
by Penguin Books
(first published 1979)

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Mar 06, 2008
Sean
rated it
it was amazing
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review of another edition

Recommends it for:
Those who prefer analogies to equations.

This has, in effect, redefined the way I look at the world. Calder goes through both the special and general theories or relativity, strips out all the math, and explains everything in plain English with clear analogies. I think this was published somewhere around 1979, so much has transpired in the world of experimental physics since this was written. That, and it has only a glancing description of quantum mechanics at the end. However, this is an excellent springboard for anyone interested in
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One can go through this book without a background in physics ... Calder is absolutely genie!!! There was also a BBC (TV) serial based on this book, with narrative by Peter Ustinov.

Please read!

1. In the reference to "falling objects," "falling" sug ...more

In a nutshell,the book explains how one special feature of the cosmos (The speed of light) has a grib on all operations of every atom, star and quasar. It ...more

An excellent book written for ordinary people who want to understand about Einstein's ideas on universe. Written in a very simple language and no mathematics. The author has successfully explained the complex concept of Special Theory of Relativity and General Theory of Relativity.

However, the book only covers Einstein's view on the Universe and as it is clearly known that Universe can be better explained together with Relativity and Quantum T ...more

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A good read but dated 1977 | 1 | 7 | Dec 27, 2009 09:26PM |