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Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Written by Carl Wilkinson

Illustrated by James Weston Lewis

Part of the Words That Changed the World Series

Key Stage 2 People / Places Science

LoveReading View on Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity

The most famous scientific theory of them all made beautifully clear

November 2020 Non-Fiction Book of the Month

Congratulations to Carl Wilkinson and James Weston Lewis who achieve something remarkable in this huge, beautiful information book: they explain Einstein’s theory of relativity to general readers, specifically young readers. They do it carefully, step by step, in bite-sized chunks and with lots of illustrations and diagrams to keep things accessible, starting by introducing Einstein himself and his early influences, before explaining the scientific theories and discoveries, from gravity to light waves and his understanding of space and time, that eventually provided the building blocks for the famous E =MC² equation. The text is always clear and concise, while the images do much of the hard work of explaining complex ideas and laws of physics. Einstein’s work deserves to be represented in illustrations that are full of movement, drama and wonder, and Weston Lewis gets that exactly right. Every reader will close the book fully aware of the enormity of Einstein’s achievement and his brilliance, and understanding his ideas and the process that led to them too.

And find out a bit about the author's fascination with science and space in our Q&A with Carl Wilkinson.

Andrea Reece

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Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Synopsis

Understand how Einstein came to write the most famous equation in history and see how the world was changed forever. Combining a biographical and academic approach, find out more about Einstein’s work in relation to understandings of gravity, time, space and light, and how his ground-breaking papers, formulas and theories changed our thinking. 

Broken into 10 bite-sized chapters, this step-by-step journey through Einstein’s mind takes his original manuscripts and makes them accessible to budding scientists everywhere. Bold, beautiful illustrations and a striking design offer a fresh take on Einstein’s life and work.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786277503
Publication date: 14th September 2020
Author: Carl Wilkinson
Illustrator: James Weston Lewis
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: People / Places, Science

About Carl Wilkinson

Carl Wilkinson is a writer and editor with 20 years’ experience working for national newspapers and magazines, including The Financial Times, The Observer and GQ. Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is his first non-fiction book for children, published by Laurence King.

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