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Centennial books illuminate Einstein’s greatest triumph

Scholars mark general relativity anniversary with books on history, biography, science

7:00am, October 4, 2015

BRILLIANCE  Four new books put Einstein’s general theory of  relativity in historic and scientific context. 

You don’t need an anniversary as an excuse to write a book about Albert Einstein. But the centennial of his general theory of relativity has nonetheless provided an occasion for several new entries in the Einstein library. And even though general relativity — Einstein’s theory of gravity — has been thoroughly explored many times, some 2015 publications do offer new twists and insights.

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