Relativity: the special and the general theory; a popular expositionRedesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can understand. From the Trade Paperback edition. 
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User Review  iSatyajeet  www.librarything.comFor me, the best part was the paradoxes. Einstein uses lot of paradoxes to explain his ideas, and they are strikingly amazing! Translator did a good job in making it readable for people who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. A must read I'd say. Read full review
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User Review  trilliams  LibraryThingCame for the technical exposition, stayed for the unexpected simplicity, and then Appendix V dropped a bomb on everything. Great, quick read. Read full review
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PART  1 
The System of Coordinates  5 
Space and Time in Classical Mechanics  9 
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