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The Ultimate Quotable Einstein Paperback – Illustrated, September 23, 2013
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The most comprehensive collection of Einstein quotations ever published
Here is the definitive new edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages.
The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features 400 additional quotes, bringing the total to roughly 1,600 in all. This ultimate edition includes new sections―"On and to Children," "On Race and Prejudice," and "Einstein's Verses: A Small Selection"―as well as a chronology of Einstein’s life and accomplishments, Freeman Dyson’s authoritative foreword, and new commentary by Alice Calaprice.
In The Ultimate Quotable Einstein, readers will also find quotes by others about Einstein along with quotes attributed to him. Every quotation in this informative and entertaining collection is fully documented, and Calaprice has carefully selected new photographs and cartoons to introduce each section.
- Features 400 additional quotations
- Contains roughly 1,600 quotations in all
- Includes new sections on children, race and prejudice, and Einstein’s poetry
- Provides new commentary
- Beautifully illustrated
- The most comprehensive collection of Einstein quotes ever published
"This fascinating book reveals Einstein as a fully rounded human, with both a tender and a darker, more brooding side." ― Physics World
"A compelling selection. . . . Students of Einstein's work and life, who are familiar with these contexts, can find many embellishments to their research, and often puzzling contrary notes to customary portrayals of his stance on issues ranging from Zionism to domestic life." ― Choice
About the Author
- Publisher : Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (September 23, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 608 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0691160147
- ISBN-13 : 978-0691160146
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 4.3 x 1.48 x 7.17 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #438,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The topics of course cover physics, but they also range into philosophy, and extend further into religion, politics, and much else. I think this range of topics shows the dual nature of Einstein, a man who valued solitary investigation into the nature of the universe, but was also willing and able to passionately engage in the social world.
I've read a few biographies about Einstein, but hearing him speak in his own words offers a different and valuable perspective which is essential if you really want to get to know what kind of person he was. I think you'll find confirmation that he was indeed a uniquely profound genius whose towering reputation is entirely warranted, while also being subject to the imperfections and limitations which are inherent in being human.
It has served me beautifully but I wish his wisdom and words were served with more care. I'd pay more for a proper readable book. In fact, I went back and bought the hardback it is such a good book!