The Intelligent Noncosmologist's Guide to Spacetime

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Science  24 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5572, pp. 1418-1421
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5572.1418

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Since Einstein unleashed it on a bemused world, physicists have known that the stuff that shapes our universe is real, earnest, and increasingly useful. This pocket history explains how it came to be an indispensable part of their intellectual toolbox, and an asset to yours.