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GRAVITY'S CENTURY From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

by | Read by John Patrick Walsh

History • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

John Patrick Walsh's clear and upbeat narration leads listeners through a concise overview of Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. These are a challenge in audio since concepts like acceleration, gravity, and space-time are more easily understood visually. The audiobook compensates by including a pdf of informative graphics, some illustrating how space-time is warped by heavy planets. Walsh's performance enlivens the chapter on astronomer Arthur Stanley Eddington's thrilling, and nearly thwarted, race to prove general relativity using photographs of a solar eclipse. Walsh's overall tone of animated excitement is appropriate for depicting the greatest scientific discoveries of the last century. Ending with a fascinating exploration of the most recent research on black holes, the audiobook leaves listeners giddily contemplating a universe cracked open by the brilliant mind of Albert Einstein. J.T. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982626815 $29.95 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781982626822 $29.95 • MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781982626839 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982626808 $49.00 • Five CDs

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