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100 1  Ferreira, Pedro G. 
245 14 The perfect theory :|ba century of geniuses and the battle
       over general relativity /|cPedro G. Ferreira. 
264  1 Boston :|bHoughton Mifflin Harcourt,|c2014. 
300    xv, 288 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-269) and 
       index. 
505 0  Prologue -- If a Person Falls Freely -- The Most Valuable 
       Discovery -- Correct Mathematics, Abominable Physics -- 
       Collapsing Stars -- Completely Cuckoo -- Radio Days -- 
       Wheelerisms -- Singularities -- Unification Woes -- Seeing
       Gravity -- The Dark Universe -- The End of Spacetime -- A 
       Spectacular Extrapolation -- Something Is Going to Happen.
520    "At the core of Einstein's general theory of relativity 
       are a set of equations that explain the relationship among
       gravity, space, and time--possibly the most perfect 
       intellectual achievement of modern physics. For over a 
       century, physicists have been exploring, debating, and at 
       times neglecting Einstein's theory in their quest to 
       uncover the history of the universe, the origin of time, 
       and the evolution of solar systems, stars, and galaxies. 
       In this sweeping narrative of science and culture, Pedro 
       Ferreira explains the theory through the human drama 
       surrounding it: the personal feuds and intellectual 
       battles of the biggest names in twentieth-century physics,
       from Einstein and Eddington to Hawking and Penrose. We are
       in the midst of a momentous transformation in modern 
       physics. As scientists look farther and more clearly into 
       space than ever before, The Perfect Theory engagingly 
       reveals the greater relevance of general relativity, 
       showing us where it started, where it has led, and where 
       it can still take us"--|cProvided by publisher. 
648  7 1900 - 1999|2fast 
650  0 General relativity (Physics)|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Physicists|vBiography. 
650  0 Physics|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Science|xSocial aspects|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Science and civilization|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  7 General relativity (Physics)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00939815 
650  7 Physicists.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01063014 
650  7 Physics.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01063025 
650  7 Science and civilization.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01108517 
650  7 Science|xSocial aspects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01108360 
655  7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
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