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

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Todo lo que hay que saber sobre el mayor científico del siglo XX.
El profesor Hawking ha tomado en sus manos la comprometida tarea de seleccionar y presentar, con su propia opinión científica e intelectual, aquellos textos específicos que llevaron a Einstein a ocupar un lugar de honor en la historia de la humanidad. Desde el texto en el que se revelaba la «teoría de la rela
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Peter
You've got to be kidding? The average rating for this is 4.21, yet I'm willing to stake my dog's life on the bet that nobody in the Goodreads world has ever read even one chapter. These are reprints of Einstein's original papers on relativity--both special and general. The papers are filled with multivariable calculus, both differential and integral, and with tensor mathematics. Perhaps a real physicist has read this book, or sections of it, but I wonder how many of them contributed to the ratin ...more
Andrew
Jan 07, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
first part is dense - equations way over my head. Later part, with edits by Hawking, were far better. A good read for the science lover, esp. if the science lover knows physics better than moi.
Sailor
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
..."People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." --Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein changed the way physicists view the universe -- and transformed the way we all see the world. Just over one hundred years ago, his Theory of Relativity stunned scientists, but today it's integral to our modern scientific thought.

In this single volume, bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking has assembled highl
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Erickson
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Madeline
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Einstein is a bit of a drag to plow through & a lot of the mathy bits were well beyond my understanding capacity. ...more
Roxana
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I gave it a 3, I still liked it.
Mauricio De La Torre
Buen libro. Para disfrutarlo es necesario tener conocimientos de física.
Dan
For interested physicists only. Most of this consists in actual papers and addresses of Einstein.
Hamze
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just what I expected and way more,
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Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London, but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight, his family moved to St Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London. At eleven Stephen went to St Albans School, and then on to University College, Oxford, his father's old college. Ste ...more

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