The New Quotable Einstein

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"The New Quotable Einstein is a newly expanded and updated edition of the best-selling book that was hailed as "setting a new standard" for quotation books." "The New Quotable Einstein - which appears on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death - offers more than 300 new quotations, or over 1,200 altogether." Through well-documented quotations and supplementary information, The New Quotable Einstein provides a bigger and better biographical account of this multifaceted man - as
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Overview

"The New Quotable Einstein is a newly expanded and updated edition of the best-selling book that was hailed as "setting a new standard" for quotation books." "The New Quotable Einstein - which appears on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death - offers more than 300 new quotations, or over 1,200 altogether." Through well-documented quotations and supplementary information, The New Quotable Einstein provides a bigger and better biographical account of this multifaceted man - as son, husband, father, lover, scientist, philosopher, aging widower, humanitarian, and friend. It shows us even more vividly why the real and imagined Einstein continues to fascinate people across the world into the twenty-first century.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
From review of Princeton's original edition: "All of us who lack Einstein's intellectual and spiritual gifts owe a debt of gratitude to Princeton University Press for having humanized him in this innovative way.
— Timothy Ferris
Bloomsbury Review
From review of Princeton's original edition: "Masquerading as a quote book, this title may set a new standard for the genre as well as expand the concept. It is filled with the written and spoken thoughts of this cultural icon as well as those merely attributed to him but conveys much more than a traditional collection of sayings might.
Physics World
From review of Princeton's original edition: "This fascinating book reveals Einstein as a fully rounded human, with both a tender and a darker, more brooding side.
New Scientist
From review of Princeton's original edition: "The chief value of this collection of [Einstein's] more memorable observations on the events of the 20th century and his own part in them is that it reveals the development of the person as well as that of the scientist. [The Quotable Einstein] is something of a triumph.
Australian Physics
This is a marvelous treasure to dip into for an eclectic helping of wisdom and enjoyment. Better than the original highly regarded edition.
Times Higher Education Supplement
Equations and texts are . . . Einstein's true monument, and Calaprice lays out a veritable feast of pithy and telling aphorisms drawn from his speeches and letters. . . . They reveal a private Einstein who never strove for the monumental phrase but was able to deliver it in a seemingly effortless off-the-cuff manner.
— David E. Rowe
The Guardian
This excellent updated edition is packed with wonderful quotes and anecdotes.
— PD Smith
From the Publisher
From review of Princeton's original edition: All of us who lack Einstein's intellectual and spiritual gifts owe a debt of gratitude to Princeton University Press for having humanized him in this innovative way."—Timothy Ferris, New York Times Book Review

From review of Princeton's original edition: Masquerading as a quote book, this title may set a new standard for the genre as well as expand the concept. It is filled with the written and spoken thoughts of this cultural icon as well as those merely attributed to him but conveys much more than a traditional collection of sayings might."—Bloomsbury Review

From review of Princeton's original edition: This fascinating book reveals Einstein as a fully rounded human, with both a tender and a darker, more brooding side."—Physics World

From review of Princeton's original edition: The chief value of this collection of [Einstein's] more memorable observations on the events of the 20th century and his own part in them is that it reveals the development of the person as well as that of the scientist. [The Quotable Einstein] is something of a triumph."—New Scientist

"This is a marvelous treasure to dip into for an eclectic helping of wisdom and enjoyment. Better than the original highly regarded edition."—Australian Physics

"Equations and texts are . . . Einstein's true monument, and Calaprice lays out a veritable feast of pithy and telling aphorisms drawn from his speeches and letters. . . . They reveal a private Einstein who never strove for the monumental phrase but was able to deliver it in a seemingly effortless off-the-cuff manner."—David E. Rowe, Times Higher Education Supplement

"This excellent updated edition is packed with wonderful quotes and anecdotes."—PD Smith, The Guardian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691120744
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 2/22/2005
  • Edition description: Commemorat
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Calaprice was until recently a Senior Editor at Princeton University Press, where she worked with the Einstein Papers for more than twenty years. She is also the author of "The Einstein Almanac" and coauthor of a forthcoming biography of Einstein for teenagers. Freeman Dyson is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He is the author of several books, including "Disturbing the Universe" and "Origins of Life".
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Table of Contents

Einstein family tree
On Einstein himself 1
On his family 21
On America and Americans 41
On aging 51
On death 57
On education and academic freedom 63
On friends, specific scientists, and others 71
On Germans and Germany 103
ON humankind 111
On Jews, Israel, Judaism, and Zionism 123
On life 141
On music 145
On pacifism 153
On peace, war, the bomb, and the military 163
On politics, patriotism, and government 177
On religion, God, and philosophy 191
On science and scientists, mathematics, and technology 211
On miscellaneous subjects 249
Attributed to Einstein 287
Others on Einstein 297
Answers to the most common nonscientific questions about Einstein 333
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