Posted: August 31st, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: einstein, hawking, science | No Comments »
This was $10.44 before. If you like to read a survey of the works of the most influential person of the last century (TIME Magazine) than read this book.
“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”–Albert EinsteinBest-selling author and physicist Stephen Hawking assembles the most groundbreaking works by Albert Einstein together into one volume. From the text that revealed the famous “Theory of Relativity”–renowned as the most important scientific discovery of the 20th Century–to his significant works on quantum theory, statistical mechanics, and the photoelectric effect, here are the writings that changed physics, and subsequently, the way we view the world.
Einstein also thought deeply on both political issues and religious thought, so many of Einstein’s philosophical essays are included. Hawking provides introductions to each work, which provides both historical and scientific perspective. From the papers that shaped modern scientific thought to Einstein’s later musings on his landmark findings, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion is a collection of Einstein’s most important work, with commentary from our greatest living physicist.
About the Author
Stephen Hawking has become a “scientific celebrity” of sorts, ever since his A Brief History of Time was published. He has been described as the “most intelligent man in the world today,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times and as “the scientific heir to Einstein, Newton, and Galileo” by People magazine. He lives in Cambridge, England.