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Reimagining Time

A Light-Speed Tour of Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Tanya Bub Jeffrey Bub



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Yale University
08 June 2021
A quirky, funny, and accessible blend of science and art that delves into the heart of Einstein's theory of relativity It was a link to his 1905 paper-an early attempt at explaining his revolutionary ideas on space, time, and matter-that drew Tanya Bub into Albert Einstein's imaginative vision of the world. What particularly struck her was how Einstein interwove words and math to create clear visuals illustrating his theories. As an artist, she naturally started doodling as she worked her way through his concepts, creating drawings that intuitively demonstrated Einstein's core principles.

In Reimagining Time Tanya Bub teams up with her father, the distinguished physicist Jeffrey Bub, to create a quirky and accessible take on one of science's most revolutionary discoveries. Blending original art and text, they guide readers through Einstein's theory of special relativity to expose truths about our universe: time is relative, lengths get shorter with motion, energy and mass are interchangeable, and the Universe has a speed limit.
By:   Tanya Bub, Jeffrey Bub
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   666g
ISBN:   9780300250121
ISBN 10:   0300250126
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   08 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tanya Bub, the founder of 48th Ave Productions, lives in Victoria, BC. Jeffrey Bub is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He lives in Washington, DC. They are co-authors of Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics (A Serious Comic on Entanglement).

Reviews for Reimagining Time: A Light-Speed Tour of Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Hop aboard the relativity train with this lively and creative introduction to the most significant ideas of Einstein's relativity. A spirited intellectual adventure! -David Kaiser, author of Quantum Legacies: Dispatches from an Uncertain World Understanding Einstein's theory of special relativity can be hard. In the engaging and artfully illustrated Reimagining Time Tanya and Jeffrey Bub make the effort to understand it immensely enjoyable without compromising on correctness and rigor. - Anil Ananthaswamy, author of Through Two Doors at Once Tanya Bub and Jeffrey Bub have done it again! Reimagining Time is a delightful read, resulting in a conceptual understanding of one of the most important paradigm shifts in physics. Totally brilliant! -Tiffany Nichols, Harvard University Reimagining Time is a fascinating introduction to the core concepts of special relativity. The unique illustrated format and elegant writing will appeal to readers who have not encountered these ideas before. -Chad Orzel, author of How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog Most introductions to Einstein's theory of special relativity teach one to accept its puzzling aspects. With clever narration and illustration, Reimagining Time helps you understand relativity. -Craig Callender, author of What Makes Times Special?

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