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Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Special Theory of Relativity

Einstein, Albert

ISBN 10: 0807614173 / ISBN 13: 9780807614174
Published by George Braziller, 1996
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1996 Stated First Edition. FINE hardcover in FINE slipcase. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy in new condition. Slipcase also in new condition. Book is bound in blue cloth hardcover, no jacket, as issued. Slipcase with matching cloth plus printed paper overwrap. A highly detailed and accurate facsimile of the earliest surviving autograph manuscript, published by George Braziller, in association with the Jacob E. Safra Philanthropic Foundation and the Israel Museum. An English translation if provided for each page. Introduction by Hanoch Gutfreund. Also includes photographs, reminiscences by associates, a chronology of Einstein's life, a chapter on provenance and a description of the 1912 ms. 10 x 15-1/2"; 192pp. A heavy book that may require additional postage for Priority or International mailing. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003018

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Title: Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Special ...

Publisher: George Braziller

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Slipcase

Edition: First Edition.

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This magnificent, large-scale volume presents in facsimile form one of the most revolutionary and influential scientific documents of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein's exposition of the theory of relativity. Each of the seventy-two handwritten pages are faithfully reproduced to actual size and accompanied by an English translation of the original German text. A tribute to Einstein's genius, Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Special Theory of Relativity: A Facsimile opens with brief accounts of thoughts and reminiscences by Einstein's friends, colleagues, and admirers, among them such eminent figures as Freeman J. Dyson, Hanoch Gutfreund, Peter G. Bergmann, Phillip A. Griffiths, and Frank Wilczek. To introduce the facsimile, a detailed description of the manuscript, its contents, publication history, and provenance are provided. The facsimile then follows, with an English translation facing each page. No effort was spared in achieving the highest fidelity possible in the reproduction of the manuscript pages. Subtle variations in paper and ink are clearly visible, indicating where and when Einstein drafted certain parts of it. Because the manuscript shows extensive re-working, it reveals Einstein's thought processes more than any other of his handwritten works.

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Albert Einstein (1879 1955) was born in Germany and became an American citizen in 1940. A world-famous theoretical physicist, he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics and is renowned for his Theory of Relativity. In addition to his scientific work, Einstein was an influential humanist who spoke widely about politics, ethics, and social causes. After leaving Europe, Einstein taught at Princeton University. His theories were instrumental in shaping the atomic age.

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