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I would thus recommend the book for only those who have read these books or the equivalent.
In fact its very different and it would be surprising if the speed of light meant the same thing as the speed of a train.
If this book had been written by a layman, these could be put down to a poor understanding of physics.
The appeal of this book is that it is nice to hear that even the unparalleled genius of Einstein was fallible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SpartinStuff
The book is not in any way against Einstein or relativity. It is an excellent review of development of relativity from the time of Galileo and Newton to the twentieth century... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
not for the layman----Einstein was good but "wow" did he blow it time after time. he admitted many times Newton was the No1.Published 4 months ago by sandy higgins
Very poorly researched. Much of what Ohanian says is either factually incorrect or has been refuted by prominent physicists such as Head of Applied Physics at Yale Professor... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Heisenberg Schrodinger
Terrible book. Could not finish it (which is unusual for me). Very technical & full of details. I had the impression the author had a real axe to grind.Published 13 months ago by parker
There a comment in the book's advertising blurbs that states that the biggest mistake in the book lies in the title, and I completely agree. Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by John B.
The book is well written, interesting and probably worthwhile for many readers. I am not in a position to evaluate his claims. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by T. M. Bosley
The book "Einstein's Mistakes" by Hans C. Ohanian (W.W. Norton & Company, New York, London, 2008) is remarkable. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Semyon Berkovich
Halfway through this book, I started to have the feeling that the author held some grudge against Einstein, and that that was his ultimate reason for writing it. Read morePublished on March 20, 2010 by horseshoe