Best Book on Special Relativity for a Layman

This might be better for IMHO, but since there are objective criteria to judge the book on I thought I would put it here.

So, what is the best book for a layman to read to get an understanding of Special Relativity?

I have been considering either:
Space and Time in Special Relativity by N. David Mermin

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0881334200/qid=1056520993/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-4136426-9277404?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

or

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity by Max Born

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0486607690/qid=1056521058/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-4136426-9277404

But since I am not an expert I thought I would ask everyone her what they thought.

While not specifically about SR, I found the first few chapters of Brian Greene’s “The Elegant Universe” to be among the clearest explainations about SR that I have encoutered.

Special Relativity isn’t that difficult to understand, to tell the truth I don’t think an explanation from an introductory text book on the theory of relativity would be to difficult for someone with a high school physics eductaion to understand.

That said I agree with Shalmanese, Brian Greene’s explanation is very goodn (I bought the book cheaply from a second-hand shop yesterday and it’s actually about superstring theory).

I haven’t read the Born book. Nor do I suppose I counted as a layman when I read Mermin’s, but I can vouch that Space and Time in Special Relativity is an accurate and through attempt at such an introduction.
It does assume a shade more background knowledge of mathematics than is normal in such books: Mermin’s own assessment is “elementary algebra, plane geometry, and (occasionally) triginometry.” On the other hand, as a step up from simple popularisations, there are nice discussions of things like the “barn and pole”, which are fun to get your head round.

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How about an online source?
Any good website on the subject?
I’ve got good maths skills, but I’m not willing to tackle equations longer than this sentence.
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Ah, I knew I had this somewhere: Relativity explained with no words over 4 letters long

http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/txt/al.html