Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Theory of Relativity: a Facsimile (Paperback)
  • Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Theory of Relativity: a Facsimile (Paperback)
zoom

Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Theory of Relativity: a Facsimile (Paperback)

(compiler)
£19.95
Paperback 176 Pages
Published: 01/01/1999
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Now in paperback, this volume presents Albert Einstein's 1912 manuscript on the special theory of relativity, one of the most revolutionary and influential scientific documents of the twentieth century. It includes faithful reproductions of each of the seventy-two handwritten pages along with an English translation of the original German text. A tribute to Einstein's genius, the book opens with a brief essay by Hanoch Gutfreund, a chronology of Einstein's life, a selection of quotes by Einstein, and, to introduce the manuscript, a detailed description of the manuscript, its contents, publication history, and provenance. The manuscript pages themselves then follow, reproduced in full colour, with the English translation facing each page. Subtle variations in paper and ink are clearly visible in the excellent reproductions, indicating where and when Einstein drafted certain parts of it. Because the manuscript shows extensive reworking, it reveals Einstein's thought processes more than any other of his handwritten works. Einstein's 1912 Manuscript provides a glimpse into one of the greatest minds of the last century.

Publisher: George Braziller Inc
ISBN: 9780807615324
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 304 x 203 mm
Edition: Facsimilie ed of 1912ed


MEDIA REVIEWS

The influence of Einstein's contributions on so many branches of physics is such that if one wanted to describe its full extent, it would be hard to know where to begin. His work and discoveries...are so fundamental that each achievement alone would have guaranteed him a prominent place in the history of physics. But what brought him unprecedented fame outside his own discipline is undoubtedly his theory of relativity, which revolutionized the old, established Newtonian picture of space, time, and gravitation.

You may also be interested in...

The Book of Kells
Added to basket
The Holocaust and the Book
Added to basket
Collecting the New Naturalists
Added to basket
Unpacking My Library
Added to basket
£17.99
Hardback
Starstruck
Added to basket
£46.99
Hardback
Italian Illuminated Manuscripts
Added to basket
Korean Treasures
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Novel Living
Added to basket
£15.99
Hardback
Paper: An Elegy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Robin Ince's Bad Book Club
Added to basket
Lincolnshire at War 1914 - 1918
Added to basket
Introduction to Manuscript Studies
Added to basket
The Codex Borgia
Added to basket
£19.49
Paperback
British Postcards of the First World War
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: