1. Overview 2. The physics of coordinate transformations 3. The relativity principle and the fable of Albert Keinstein 4. The trailblazers 5. Einstein's principle-theory route to the Lorentz transformations 6. Variations on the Einstein theme 7. Unconventional voices on special relativity 8. What is special relativity? 9. The view from general relativity APPENDICES A. Einstein on general covariance B. Special relativity and quantum theory