The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity (Paperback)
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The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity (Paperback)

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Published: 04/06/2015
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Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity is possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement in modern physics. Anything that involves gravity, the force that powers everything on the largest, hottest or densest of scales, can be explained by it.

From the moment Einstein first proposed the theory in 1915, it was received with enthusiasm yet also with tremendous resistance, and for the following ninety years was the source of a series of feuds, vendettas, ideological battles and persecutions featuring a colourful cast of characters.

A gripping, vividly told story, A Perfect Theory entangles itself with the flashpoints of modern history and is the first complete popular history of the theory, showing how it has informed our understanding of exactly what the universe is made of and how much is still undiscovered: from the work of the giant telescopes in the deserts of Chile to our newest ideas about black holes and the Large Hadron Collider deep under French and Swiss soil.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349123677
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


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