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These are the references for The Light Cone: an illuminating introduction to the Theory of Relativity (by Rob Salgado)

Non-Technical References

Bondi, H. (1962)
Relativity and Common Sense
(Dover Publications)
Geroch, R.P. (1978)
General Relativity from A to B
(The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois)
Penrose, R. (1989)
The Emperor's New Mind, chapter 5
(Oxford University Press, Oxford, England)
Synge, J.L. (1970)
Talking About Relativity
(North-Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Thorne, K.S. (1994)
Black Holes and Time Warps
(W.W. Norton, New York)


Semi-Technical References

Burke, W.L. (1980)
Spacetime, Geometry, Cosmology
(University Science Books, Mill Valley, California)
Ellis, G.F.R., Williams, R.M. (1988)
Flat and Curved Space-Times
(Oxford University Press, Oxford, England)
Lanczos, C. (1974)
The Einstein Decade (1905-1915)
(Academic Press, New York)
Penrose, R. (1978)
"The Geometry of Spacetime"
in Mathematics Today: Twelve Informal Essays
edited by Lynn Arthur Steen (Springer-Verlag, New York)
Taylor, E.F., Wheeler, J.A. (1966)
Spacetime Physics
(W.H. Freeman, New York)
Yaglom, I.M. (1979)
A Simple Non-Euclidean Geometry and Its Physical Basis
(Springer-Verlag, New York)


Technical References

Ehlers, J. (1973)
"Survey of General Relativity Theory"
in Relativity, Astrophysics and Cosmology
edited by W. Israel (D. Reidel Publ, Dordrecht, Holland),
and "The Nature and Structure of Spacetime"
in The Physicist's Conception of Nature
edited by J. Mehra (D. Reidel Publ, Dordrecht, Holland)
Geroch, R.P.
unpublished lecture notes
Hawking, S.W., Ellis. G.F.R. (1973)
The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime
(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England)
Heller, M. (1992)
Theoretical Foundations of Cosmology
(World Scientific, Singapore)
and, with D.J. Raine, (1981) The Science of Space-Time
(Pachart Publishing House, Tuscon, Arizona)
Misner, C.W. , Thorne, K.S., Wheeler, J.A. (1973)
Gravitation
(W.H. Freeman, New York)
O'Neill, B. (1983)
Semi-Riemannian Geometry with Applications to Relativity
(Academic Press, New York)
Penrose, R. (1967)
"Structure of Space-Time",
in Battelle Rencontres: 1967 Lectures in Mathematics and Physics
edited by C.M. DeWitt and J.A. Wheeler (Benjamin, New York)
Sachs, R.K., Wu, H. (1977)
General Relativity for Mathematicians
(Springer-Verlag, New York)
Synge, J.L. (1956, 1960)
Relativity: The Special Theory, Relativity: The General Theory
(North-Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Trautman, A. (1973)
"Theory of Gravitation"
in The Physicist's Conception of Nature
edited by J. Mehra (D. Reidel Publ, Dordrecht, Holland)
Will, C.M. (1981)
Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics
(Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, England)


For discussions of the Spacetime-models, see:
Ehlers (Survey of General Relativity Theory, The Nature and Structure of Spacetime)
Geroch (General Relativity from A to B)
Heller (The Science of Space-Time with Raine) and (Theoretical Foundations of Cosmology)
Penrose (Structure of Spacetime)
Trautman (Theory of Gravitation)
Yaglom (A Simple Non-Euclidean Geometry and Its Physical Basis)

Intermediate Textbooks, see:
Ellis-Williams (Flat and Curved Space-Times)
Taylor-Wheeler (Spacetime Physics)
D'Inverno (Introducing Einstein's Relativity, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England, 1992)
Schutz (A First Course in General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1985).
Hughston-Tod (An Introduction to General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1990).
Also interesting:
Burke (Spacetime, Geometry, Cosmology), (Applied Differential Geometry, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1985)
Lilley (Discovering Relativity for Yourself, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1981)
Frankel (Gravitational Curvature, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, California, 1979)

Advanced Textbooks, see:
Misner-Thorne-Wheeler (Gravitation)
Wald (General Relativity, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1984)
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