The book "... is perhaps a bit modest in its title: Comprehensive rather than Basic is probably more appropriate. This second edition expands upon the 2005 textbook, which is a 'Physics First' presentation of relativity and cosmology." --- Journal of General Relativity & Gravitation
Review from previous edition: "This is a great time to have published a fresh new undergraduate text on relativity and cosmology...this is an excellent textbook which this reviewer would rate as the text of choice for a course on relativity and cosmology aimed at physics and astronomy undergraduates." --American Journal of Physics
About the Author
is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He took his Ph.D. at Rockefeller University in 1969, followed by post-doctoral study at Rockefeller University and at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton). He has been on the faculty of University of Missouri - St. Louis from 1973 to the present day, and was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1982.