Einstein's Opponents : The Public Controversy about the Theory of Relativity in the 1920s Hardback
This detailed account of the controversy surrounding the publication of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity explores the ferocious popular and academic opposition which at one time encircled one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century.
Based on extensive archival research, this fascinating discourse includes a compelling and entertaining examination of the contemporary literature created by Einstein's detractors.
Exploring the arguments and strategies, social contexts, and motivations of Einstein's detractors, and providing unique insights into the dynamics of scientific controversies, this book is ideal for anyone interested in the history and philosophy of physics, popular science, and the public understanding of science.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 376 pages, 30 Halftones, unspecified; 3 Line drawings, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 09/01/2014
- Category: History of science
- ISBN: 9781107017443