Introducing Relativity (Paperback)

A Graphic Guide

Bruce Bassett

Ralph Edney

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A superlative, fascinating graphic account of Albert Einstein’s strange world and how his legacy has been built upon since.

It is now more than a century since Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionise our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, Introducing Relativity plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics.

Scientists from Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking add their unique contributions to this story, as we encounter Einstein’s astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time and arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful field equations. Einstein’s legacy is reviewed in the most advanced frontiers of physics today – black holes, gravitational waves, the accelerating universe and string theory. 



Bruce Bassett is a cosmologist and lecturer at the University of Cape Town and the South African Astronomical Observatory.


Ralph Edney trained as a mathematician, and has worked as a teacher, journalist, illustrator and political cartoonist. He has illustrated a number of Introducing titles.


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ISBN: 9781848310575

Price: 7.99 GBP 9.95 USD 12.99 AUD 15.99 NZD 9.95 USD

Pages: 176

Publication date: 05/02/2009

Category: Popular Science

Series: Introducing...

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