Saturday, April 29, 2017

General Relativity for Babies, by Chris Ferrie

Chris Ferrie has accomplished what, I feel sure, no one else has ever before accomplished.  He has written a baby book that presents a reasonably accurate description of relativity.  General Relativity for Babies introduces the concept of mass, the curvature of space, and black holes.  Using simple illustrations and even simpler sentences, he describes general relativity in a nutshell.

The back cover reads, "It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind."  Will this book inspire your newborn to be an astrophysicist?  Maybe not.  But there's not a thing wrong with introducing complex ideas at an early age.  Maybe if my parents had this book to read to me I would be a bit smarter. . . .

Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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