From Library Journal
In this short book a physicist and a professor of literature attempt to explain Einstein's theories of relativity, both special and general, for the educated layperson. Mathematics and physics background are kept to a minimum. In addition to the main body of the text, there is an appendix of almost 100 pages describing the theory more fully but still without any advanced technical details. The authors use simplified examples and diagrams to help the reader understand the essence of the theory. Nevertheless, the concepts are counter-intuitive and not easy to grasp. A good book about a difficult topic for someone willing to put out some effort. Harold D. Shane, Dept. of Mathematics, Baruch Coll., CUNY
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"In a remarkable and unusual collaboration [Mook and Vargish] offer us Inside Relativity
.... Happily, for all its seriousness of intent, Mook and Vargish's book has a refreshing lightness, imparting at once an air of easy reading (it is very well written) and a momentum that propels one from opening enigma to closing coda.... The pseudo-paradoxes and quasi-conundrums of the theory are delightfully illustrated."--Lane Hughston, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"This outstanding book provides an excellent exposition on relativity with virtually no mathematics. Both special and general relativity are disclosed along with some information on the contributors and their personalities.... The book is well suited to nonscience majors. Nevertheless, a science major would also benefit from reading it because of its beautiful development of basic concepts."--David Fink, Science Books & Films