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Einstein's Universe: Gravity at Work and Play

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On Albert Einstein's seventy-sixth and final birthday, a friend gave him a simple toy made from a broomstick, a brass ball attached to a length of string, and a weak spring. Einstein was delighted: the toy worked on a principle he had conceived fifty years earlier when he was working on his revolutionary theory of gravity--a principle whose implications are still confounding physicists today.

Starting with this winning anecdote, Anthony Zee begins his animated discussion of phenomena ranging from the emergence of galaxies to the curvature of space-time, evidence for the existence of gravity waves, and the shape of the universe in the first nanoseconds of creation and today. Making complex ideas accessible without oversimplifying, Zee leads the reader through the implications of Einstein's theory and its influence on modern physics. His playful and lucid style conveys the excitement of some of the latest developments in physics, and his new Afterword brings things even further up-to-date.

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Published in 1989 under the title (Macmillan), this explanation of gravity for lay audiences is another science writing gem by physicist Zee (U. of California, Santa Barbara). Oxford U. Press makes it available again with this reprint.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195142853
Author:
Zee, A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, A.
Author:
Zee, Anthony
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gravity
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astrophysics
Subject:
Gravitation
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle,
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Subject:
Physics | Nuclear, Particle, & Astrophysics
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
88 halftones and line illus
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
5.9 x 8.8 x 1.1 in 1 lb

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