From Publishers Weekly
Australian scientist Davies's accessible account of Einstein's theory of relativity and of current scientific theories regarding the nature of time.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Ever since the huge commercial success of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time (LJ 4/15/88), publishers have brought forth dozens of books examining the physical and theoretical foundations of time. With most of these titles continuing to sell well, the market seems inexhaustible. Thus, Davies's intelligent and provocative elucidation of Einstein's relativity theory and its temporal consequences will probably reach a significant audience. The book's greatest strength is that it is written at a beginning-to-intermediate level; readers who start with this book can grow with it, but those who have read other introductions to the subject will also find it rewarding. Still, it offers little that is new. Despite the book's inherent appeal and the popularity of the author's other works (e.g., The Mind of God, LJ 3/15/92), librarians might want to check how well the subject is already covered in their collections before making a purchase. Perhaps the best single treatment in terms of scope, authority, and breadth of appeal is Kip Thorne's Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (LJ 4/15/94).Gregg Sapp, Univ. of Miami Lib.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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