There was once upon a time a parrot. It sometimes repeated what it heard.
Einstein's Clocks and Poincare's Maps
Read this book, and tho interesting, it is not so much Einstein or Poincare, as about the attempts of synchronization of clocks around the globe and mapping of the globe; both the objectives being different facets of the same thing. Einstein's and Poincare's ideas on these are only a part of the picture. If the title was different I would have had no complains with the book. If the title had been any different I would have probably never picked the book up - I am not sure if that would have been a big loss!PS: Has a bit of insight on scientists working for projects work... which is of course different to scientists working for university research? (Not to be taken as a blanket statement.)
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