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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Penguin Classics) Paperback – July 25, 2006
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Ah...here it is: Publisher: General Books LLC (August 19, 2009) ISBN-10: 0217982360 ISBN-13: 978-0217982368
"We recreated the book from the original using Optical Character Recognition to keep the cost of the book as low as possible. Therefore could you please forgive...etc. "
What they're apologizing here for is that they have committed a fraud. And "Look Inside" browser feacher shows you another book edition!
In hindsight, I suspect most 5-4 star reviews are fictitious...OR... they combined all reviews from different publications into one file. Buyer be aware!
Update: Yep, Amazon throws DIFFERENT reviews of the same book under DIFFERENT publications (Einstein, Relativity), and DIFFERENT publications of DIFFERENT books of the SAME author (Albert Einstein, Relativity - The Special and The General Theory) in ONE big deceitful pile.
Thank you Amazon!
Einstein was, of course, very deep. When he talked about any topic in physics, chances are that he went deeper than anyone else who thought about the same theme, for a comparable time span. Now, imagine relativity. When he wrote this book he had thought about this matter for several decades. Nobody reached this depth, then and afterwards. The fruits of his thought, like black-holes, are being proved true now, after so much time!
So, the difference between this book and all other introductory books on relativity is proportional to the difference between Einstein himself and the other authors. You don't have to believe me: just read the excerpts! You'll not remain indifferent to the majesty of his ideas. Put yourself in the right mood: Einstein was a very simple man who was, in writing this book, sincerely interested in explaining his creation to you. Follow his path, read attentively, and, above all, think!
The reward will be great.
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This book is a complete hack job, cover to cover. First, it has far less content than the actual book by Einstein with the same name, yet, there is NO editor named! Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Moreno
Einstein's writing is wonderfully elegant. Sadly this version of the text is filled with misspellings and inconsistent notationPublished 2 months ago by Peter Wei
Simply written. Clear and lucid. Opens up the mind to the profundity of Einstein's thought.Published 2 months ago by Pravir Malik
I starred this as a 5, because it is in the master's own words (somewhat damaged by a translator, if you read it in English). Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Anderson
Not bad, but way over my head. I only wish I could understand. Certainly not the book's fault.Published 3 months ago by Richard Larned