The Roots of Special Relativity: Science and Society

The Roots of Special Relativity: Science and Society

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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ISBN-13: 9781136709166
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 404
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Peter Galison is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and a premier authority in the field. In 1997, he was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow; in 1999, he was a winner of the Max Planck Prize given by the Max Planck Gesellschaft and Humboldt Stiftung. His is author of numerous works, including, most recently, Picturing Science, Producing Art (Routledge, 1998) and The Architecture of Science (MIT, 1999). Michael Gordin and David Kaiser are both at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

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