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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
Her Benny
Silas K. Hocking
Vedere din Parfumerie
Silvia Kerim
Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)
Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
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The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Einstein and the Total Eclipse

Einstein and the Total Eclipse - Peter Coles I believe I´ve read all of this very short book. The writer has a very gentle concern about the cult of Einstein, its timing and how it grew. For the insight into the timing, if not much detail about the scientific issues in Einstein´s cosmology, worth finishing.

Mr. Coles does point out that Special Relativity, unlike Newtonian physics, does not describe objects which accelerate under the effects of gravity. Just what gravity might be and how to measure it, at least as a universal, are ongoing problems in physics.

By the end of the book, cosmologists have just discovered that objects at the greatest distance of the universe are in fact accelerating. This lead to the invention of dark energy and dark matter -- neither of which has ever really been measured -- in part to keep Einstein´s theories intact.