Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Laurence King. (Words That Changed the World). Sept. 2020. 64p. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9781786277510.
Gr 7 Up–Wilkinson provides balanced clarity for upper middle school and high school students studying Albert Einstein’s groundbreaking discoveries and significant contributions to the physics field. The approachable explanations and examples show how Einstein’s theory of relativity continues to influence physicists’ who are working to better understand the universe. The text first establishes the physics concepts accepted before Einstein began his work. Then, Wilkinson presents the factors that informed Einstein’s discoveries in a comprehensive format. Text boxes with small type spotlight additional information, which sometimes disrupts the flow of the prose. However, Lewis’s detailed illustrations help readers understand the concepts. The shading and dimensionality are cleanly constructed through a bold yellow and purple color scheme, featuring strong lines and layering similar to woodcut printmaking. A table of contents and a glossary complete the chronological explanation of Einstein’s discoveries.
VERDICT An engaging, impressively illustrated title for middle and high school students who want to understand Einstein’s theory of relativity and the complexities of his discoveries.

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