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

A STUBBORNLY PERSISTENT ILLUSION: The Essential Scientific works of Albert Einstein


In exploring the vast and complicated terrain of Albert Einstein's writings, it is surely wise to bring along a guide. And none is more qualified than Stephen Hawking, the physicist widely known for his best-selling book A Brief History of Time. Hawking not only selected the entries for this collection of Einstein's writings but also offers a brief introduction to each section. Among the entries are Einstein's key papers, talks, and book chapters that highlight essential aspects of the special and general theories of relativity. Briefer selections are provided from Einstein's writings related to quantum theory and other issues, such as the relationship of physics to reality and the "laws of science and the laws of ethics." The volume includes Einstein's autobiographical notes, written near the end of his life, that provide an engaging account of how his childhood curiosities drove him to inquiries that overturned humankind's conception of the cosmos. Running Press, 2007, 468 p., hardcover, $29.95.

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Title Annotation:Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jan 12, 2008
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