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The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity" Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece (2015)


This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein’s thought. Presented here is a beautiful facsimile of Einstein’s original handwritten manuscript, along with its English translation and insightful page-by-page commentary that places the text in historical and scientific context. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn’s concise introduction traces Einstein’s intellectual odyssey from special to general relativity, and their essay "The Charm of a Manuscript" provides a delightful meditation on the varied afterlife of Einstein’s text.Published on the centennial of Einstein’s general theory of relativity and featuring a foreword by John Stachel, this handsome edition also includes a biographical glossary of the figures discussed in the book, a comprehensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and numerous photos and illustrations throughout.

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Authors & Contributors
Renn, Jürgen
Sauer, Tilman
Eisenstaedt, Jean
Gutfreund, Hanoch
Aleman Berenguer, Rafael Andrés
Brown, Paul Tolliver
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Physics in Perspective
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
European Physical Journal H
Princeton University Press
American Mathematical Society
The MIT Press
Relativity, general
Philosophy of science
Einstein, Albert
Mach, Ernst
Klein, Oskar Benjamin
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Broglie, Louis Victor Pierre Raymond de
Ehrenfest, Paul
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
United States
London (England)
Uniwersytet Lwowski (Lwów, Poland)
Princeton University

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