The Meaning of Relativity – Albert Einstein 1946 | 2nd edition


  • Author: Albert Einstein
  • Publisher: Princeton Univerity Press, 1946
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes:

Second edition, first printing. Binding tight, internally fine, previous owner’s name on front endpaper. Dust jacket chipped at spine’s ends. One of the most important scientific book of all time. Near Fine in VG DJ.

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In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then-controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title The Meaning of Relativity, the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory.

For this second edition, published in 1945. Albert Einstein has added an appendix discussing certain advances in the theory of relativity since 1921.

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