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Proving Einstein right : the daring expeditions that changed how we look at the universe

Author: S James Gates, Jr.; Cathie Pelletier
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1911, a nearly unknown German-born theoretical physicist named Albert Einstein had developed his theory of relativity, but hadn't yet been able to prove it. The only way to do that was through the clear view and measurement of a solar eclipse. In May of 1919, one of the longest total solar eclipses of the 20th century was visible for almost seven minutes in the Southern Hemisphere"--
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Gates, S. James (Sylvester James), author.
Proving Einstein right
New York : PublicAffairs, [2019]
(DLC) 2019021752
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S James Gates, Jr.; Cathie Pelletier
ISBN: 9781541762251 1541762258
OCLC Number: 1082173644
Description: viii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A path made of magic --
Einstein's visionary years --
The two eclipses of 1912 --
Einstein's entreaty --
The 1914 eclipse --
A magic carpet made of space-time --Unriddling the universe --
The RMS Anselm sets sail --
Príncipe and Sobral --
"Through cloud, hopeful" --
Greek drama --
The search for accuracy.
Responsibility: S. James Gates, Jr. and Cathie Pelletier.

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