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You bet! There are dozens of superb, up-to-date books on various aspects of relativity theory. Most of these are currently in print and widely available through university libraries and organizations such as Amazon. In addition, several classic books have recently come back into print. It is not an exaggeration to say that there has probably never been a better time to shop around for books on relativity! In what follows I offer a sort of "consumer's guide" which I hope will help readers choose the book or books best suited to their needs.
Why can't anything travel faster than the speed of light? Do black holes really suck? And why is the universe expanding? These are just a few of the questions author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett answers in his new book, "What is Relativity" Columbia University Press, On the th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity , Bennett's book seeks to explain both special and general relativity in a form that a nonexpert could understand. He wanted to provide an introduction to the ideas that even a smart middle schooler could understand. Bennett defines relativity as a modern scientific explanation of space, time, gravity and the universe.