The Victorians' eagerness for travel writings has probably never been equaled, and nearly every major writer of the 18th century tried his hand at writing a travel book. Alexander William Kinglake was not an exception. A book of an English traveler, writer and historian, describes his journey through the Ottoman Empire to Cairo, where he resided in the times of plague. Depicting monuments and museums, it is nevertheless more about the author’s internal journey, recording of personal experience. Not without the reason, the title means “from the early dawn” or “from the East”. Written in a conversational style, this a-century-and-a-half-old work still remains fresh and original as it was when it was first published in 1844.
This excellent, semi-technical account includes a review of classical physics (origin of space and time measurements, Ptolemaic and Copernican astronomy, laws of motion, inertia, and more) and coverage of Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity, discussing the concept of simultaneity, kinematics, Einstein’s mechanics and dynamics, and more. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.