Hey, you might not know this, but I wrote a book

The official release date for How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog isn’t until Tuesday, but a friend reported buying a copy in Missouri, so when I was headed out to do some work this afternoon, I went to the cafe at the local Barnes&Noble so I could check for myself, and there it was:


That’s How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog spotted in the wild. I’m not going to say “in its natural habitat,” because it’s really a domestic animal, which belongs in a loving home, with people to care for it. Copies in the bookstore are feral editions, which need to be tracked down, taken in, and adopted.

So, please, head down to your local store, and take one home, won’t you? You could even arrange to have one sent directly to you, from one of the nice retailers linked at DogPhysics.com


  1. #1 Ahcuah
    February 27, 2012

    I have to say that I still laugh at the cover. Using the dog cone of surgery as a light cone is still hilarious.

  2. #2 Frank Wappler
    February 27, 2012

    Chad Orzel wrote:

    […] people’s preconceptions about how the world works. […] the first step in teaching the subject is to break down those preconceptions.

    That’s how to bark up the right tree …

    “[…] You can detect acceleration like this” — I step on the gas and speed up

    … and to still squirrel out.

  3. #3 MLO
    March 20, 2012

    I’m afraid I must be less intelligent than Emmy. I purchased the book two weeks ago, and I’m still stuck on the part about Minkowski diagrams. I just can’t quite understand the explanation of the parabola…

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