Book Genre: Popular Science
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
Release Date: February 24, 2014
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Einstein Relatively Simple brings together for the first time an exceptionally clear explanation of both special and general relativity. It is for people who always wanted to understand Einstein’s ideas but never thought it possible.
Told with humor, enthusiasm, and rare clarity, this entertaining book reveals how a former high school drop-out revolutionized our concepts of space and time. From E=mc2 and everyday time travel to black holes and the big bang, the book takes us all, regardless of any scientific background, on a mindboggling journey through the depths of Einstein's universe.
Along the way, we track Einstein through the perils and triumphs of his life — follow his thinking,
his logic, and his insights — and chronicle the audacity, imagination, and sheer genius of the man
recognized as the greatest scientist of the modern era.
"The writing is vivid, reader-friendly and focuses on fascinating contemporary physics. Mark Egdall knows how to explain physics, correctly, to non-scientists."
- Art Hobson, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Arkansas
"It’s terrific. Extremely well written, understandable, and displays a logical and clear development and explication of some of the most hard-to-understand ideas in the world . . . (Egdall) has a considerable talent for explaining erudite concepts to the lay reader in clear and concise writing. He may be the next Asimov or Sagan."
- John DeChancie, Author, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Non-Fiction
"Extremely well written . . . I actually love the way (the book) interweaves the history and personalities of the scientists with the actual science. Having read many, many relativity books , I find the book one of the most complete survey books I have seen . . . If you only read one book on special and general relativity, this is the one to read."
- Dr. James Webb, Director, SARA Observatory
"A great book! Writing style is excellent . . . casual and often humorous . . . explains complex concepts with patience and clarity . . . greatly enjoyed tracking of Einstein through the perils and triumphs of his life.
- Darold Rorabacher, Vice President, BAE SYSTEMS (retired)
Ira Mark Egdall is also the author of the eBook Unsung Heroes of the Universeand a popular science writer for DecodedScience.com. He is a retired aerospace program manager with an undergraduate degree in physics from Northeastern University. Mark now teaches lay courses in modern physics at Lifelong Learning Institutes at Florida International University, the University of Miami, and Nova Southeastern University. He also gives entertaining talks on Einstein and time travel. When not thinking about physics, Mark spends his time playing with his grandchildren and driving his wife of 45 years crazy.
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