The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

Hardback Princeton University Press

By (author) Albert Einstein, Edited by Alice Calaprice, Foreword by Freeman Dyson

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  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 184mm x 46mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New Jersey
  • ISBN 10: 0691138176
  • ISBN 13: 9780691138176
  • Sales rank: 196,736

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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

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Alice Calaprice is a renowned expert on Albert Einstein and was a longtime senior editor at Princeton University Press. She has worked with the "Collected Papers of Albert Einstein" since the founding of the project, has copyedited and overseen the production of all the volumes, and administered the accompanying translation series with a grant from the National Science Foundation. She is the author of several popular books on Einstein and was a recipient of the Literary Market Places award for individual achievement in scholarly editing.

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"[The Ultimate Quotable Einstein] is 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

Table of contents

Foreword, by Freeman Dyson ix A (long) note about this final edition xvii A brief chronology xxv THE QUOTATIONS On Einstein Himself 1 On and to His Family 29 On Aging 53 On America and Americans 61 On and to Children 75 On Death 89 On Education, Students, and Academic Freedom 97 On and to Friends, Specifi c Scientists, and Others 111 On Germans and Germany 159 On Humankind 171 On Jews, Israel, Judaism, and Zionism 191 On Life 227 On Music 233 On Pacifi sm, Disarmament, and World Government 243 On Peace, War, the Bomb, and the Military 261 On Politics, Patriotism, and Government 287 On Race and Prejudice 309 On Religion, God, and Philosophy 319 On Science and Scientists, Mathematics, and Technology 347 On Miscellaneous Subjects 411 Abortion, Achievement, Ambition, Animals/Pets, Art and Science, Astrology, Birth Control, Birthdays, Books, Causality, China and the Chinese, Christmas, Clarity, Class, Clothes, Competition, Comprehensibility, Compromise, Conscience, Creativity, Crises, Curiosity, Death Penalty, Doctors, England, the English, and the English Language, Epistemology, Flying Saucers and Extraterrestrials, Force, Games, Good Acts, Graphology, Home, Homosexuality, Immigrants, Individuals/Individuality, Intelligence, Intuition, Invention, Italy and the Italians, Japan and the Japanese, Knowledge, Love, Marriage, Materialism, Miracles, Morality, Mysticism, Nature, Pipe Smoking, Posterity, The Press, Prohibition, Psychoanalysis, Public Speaking, Rickshaw Pullers, Sailing, Sculpture, Sex Education, Success, Thinking, Truth, Vegetarianism, Violence, Wealth, Wisdom, Women, Work, Youth Einstein's Verses: A Small Selection 461 Attributed to Einstein 471 Others on Einstein 487 Bibliography 547 Index of Key Words 557 Subject Index 563