Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps

Empires of Time

Recommended by Walter Isaacson, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #94 in History Of Science

A dramatic new account of the parallel quests to harness time that culminated in the revolutionary science of relativity, Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps is "part history, part science, part adventure, part biography, part meditation on the meaning of modernity....In Galison's telling of science, the meters and wires and epoxy and solder come alive as characters, along with physicists, engineers, technicians and others....Galison has unearthed fascinating material" (New York Times).

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Walter Isaacson AuthorThis is an absolutely brilliant investigation into two related discoveries that deal with how you define what is simultaneous. (Source)

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