The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

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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 quotationsContains roughly 1,600 quotations in allIncludes new sections on children, race and prejudice, and Einstein's poetryProvides new commentaryBeautifully illustratedThe most comprehensive collection of Einstein quotes ever publishedshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 124 x 184 x 46mm | 579.99g
  • Princeton University Press
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 0691138176
  • 9780691138176
  • 83,483

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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."--Choiceshow more

About Albert Einstein

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 Place's award for individual achievement in scholarly more

Table of contents

Foreword, by Freeman Dyson ixA (long) note about this final edition xviiA brief chronology xxvTHE QUOTATIONSOn Einstein Himself 1On and to His Family 29On Aging 53On America and Americans 61On and to Children 75On Death 89On Education, Students, and Academic Freedom 97On and to Friends, Specifi c Scientists, and Others 111On Germans and Germany 159On Humankind 171On Jews, Israel, Judaism, and Zionism 191On Life 227On Music 233On Pacifi sm, Disarmament, and World Government 243On Peace, War, the Bomb, and the Military 261On Politics, Patriotism, and Government 287On Race and Prejudice 309On Religion, God, and Philosophy 319On Science and Scientists, Mathematics, andTechnology 347On Miscellaneous Subjects 411Abortion, 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, YouthEinstein's Verses: A Small Selection 461Attributed to Einstein 471Others on Einstein 487Bibliography 547Index of Key Words 557Subject Index 563show more

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