Tuesday, February 25, 2014

EINSTEIN RELATIVELY SIMPLE ~ Ira Mark Egdall

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Book Genre: Popular Science
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Buy Link(s):
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | AppleIndybound

Book Description:

Einstein Relatively Simple brings together for the first time an exceptionally clear explanation of both special and general relativity. It is for people who always wanted to understand Einstein’s ideas but never thought it possible.

Told with humor, enthusiasm, and rare clarity, this entertaining book reveals how a former high school drop-out revolutionized our concepts of space and time. From E=mc2 and everyday time travel to black holes and the big bang, the book takes us all, regardless of any scientific background, on a mindboggling journey through the depths of Einstein's universe.

Along the way, we track Einstein through the perils and triumphs of his life — follow his thinking,
his logic, and his insights — and chronicle the audacity, imagination, and sheer genius of the man
recognized as the greatest scientist of the modern era.


"The writing is vivid, reader-friendly and focuses on fascinating contemporary physics. Mark Egdall knows how to explain physics, correctly, to non-scientists."

                                                                  - Art Hobson, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Arkansas


"It’s terrific. Extremely well written, understandable, and displays a logical and clear development and explication of some of the most hard-to-understand ideas in the world . . .  (Egdall) has a considerable talent for explaining erudite concepts to the lay reader in clear and concise writing. He may be the next Asimov or Sagan."

                                                      - John DeChancie, Author, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Non-Fiction               

"Extremely well written . . .  I actually love the way (the book) interweaves the history and personalities of the scientists with the actual science.  Having read many, many relativity books , I find the book one of the most complete survey books I have seen . . . If you only read one book on special and general relativity, this is the one to read."

                                                                                    - Dr. James Webb, Director, SARA Observatory             


"A great book! Writing style is excellent . . . casual and often humorous . . . explains complex concepts with patience and clarity . . . greatly enjoyed tracking of Einstein through the perils and triumphs of his life.

                                                                   - Darold Rorabacher,  Vice President,  BAE SYSTEMS (retired)


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Ira Mark Egdall is also the author of the eBook Unsung Heroes of the Universe and a popular science writer for DecodedScience.com. He is a retired aerospace program manager with an undergraduate degree in physics from Northeastern University. Mark now teaches lay courses in modern physics at Lifelong Learning Institutes at Florida International University, the University of Miami, and Nova Southeastern University. He also gives entertaining talks on Einstein and time travel. When not thinking about physics, Mark spends his time playing with his grandchildren and driving his wife of 45 years crazy.





Author Links -

Website: iramarkegdall.com http://iramarkegdall.com/ (NOTE: A new web site is currently in progress)
Twitter: @IMEgdall https://twitter.com/IMEgdall
Facebook: TBD
Linkedin: Mark Egdall
Goodreads: Ira Mark Egdall


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Giveaway - 2 Hardcopy, 2 Soft Copy (US Only)
2 Ebooks (Open Internationally)


January 26 - Introduction at VBT Café Blog
January 26  - Spotlight at Black Lilac Kitty
January 27 - Guest Blogging at Brooke Blogs

January 27 - Guest Blogging at The Reader's Cubby
January 29 - Interviewed at KWOD Radio 5:30pm MST
January 31 - Spotlight at The Avid Reader
January 31 - Guest Blogging at Wise Words Book Blogger
February 1  - Guest Blogging at Healing Harvest Colors of the Wind
February 3 - Guest Blogging at JP's Blog

February 5 - Spotlight at Deal Sharing Aunt
February 7 -  Interview at Daily Mayo
February 7 - Reviewed at Daily Mayo
February 8 - Reviewed at Kerrie Ann Salsac Writing For Life
February 10 - Spotlight at The Most Happy Reader
February 12 - Spotlight at Musings of a Book Maven

February 12 - Reviewed at Our Wolves Den
February 14 - Interview at BK Walker Books

February 17 - Reviewed at Frankie Blooding's Bookshelf
February 19 - Guest Blogging at Ghost Rider Book Promotions
February 21 - Reviewed at AG Lang Writes
February 24 - Spotlight at BK Walker Books Etc.February 26  - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
February 27 - Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews