The Cosmic View of Albert Einstein: Writings on Art, Science, and Peaceby Albert Einstein
Where does humanity fit in the cosmos? Albert Einstein, one of history's towering scientific geniuses, explores this fascinating subject in a unique anthology-featuring some of his most inspirational writings-illustrated with mind-bending photographs of the universe. Einstein's deep intuitive insight into the workings of nature couple with his probing, philosophical… See more details below
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Where does humanity fit in the cosmos? Albert Einstein, one of history's towering scientific geniuses, explores this fascinating subject in a unique anthology-featuring some of his most inspirational writings-illustrated with mind-bending photographs of the universe. Einstein's deep intuitive insight into the workings of nature couple with his probing, philosophical mind. Here, scientists, artists, spiritual seekers, and Einstein fans will discover his beliefs about God, the afterlife, the nature of free will and existence, beauty and creativity, and how we can free ourselves from the delusion of separateness from the universe "by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
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This book has wonderful endorsements. Here they are: “Periodically throughout human history, individuals have appeared whose insight and imagination change our understanding in a way that can only be called revolutionary. Einstein revolutionized our scientific understanding of space and time with his use of “thought experiments,” which particularly intrigue me. These impressive images of the cosmos in which we participate are indeed a fitting accompaniment to this collection of quotations from his work.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate * * * “The Cosmic View of Albert Einstein is one of the most inspiring books that I have ever seen. The photographs of the stellar constellations, the galaxies and the individual stars literally give me goose pimples. I myself cannot understand the concept of infinity, a notion that has plagued me all my life, and if still contemplated too deeply, would literally drive me out of human comprehension. The quotes of Albert Einstein interdigitated with the absolute wonders of the universe make the tome a precious and absolutely unique commodity. What a curious and wonderful man was he, full of compassion of human kindness and sagacity. He is a in a way a modern prophet of the likes of Buddha, Jesus and Gandhi. He knew much but at the same time he recognized that he really knew and understood little about the cosmic Puzzle as he stood in wonder before it.” Helen Caldicott, M.D. Author, co-founder Physicians for Social Responsibility (23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and nuclear war), named by the Smithsonian Institute as one of the most influential women of the 20th century * * * “The thoughts and experiences of Albert Einstein on religion, existence and morality, as revealed in this magnificent volume, are those of a deeply insightful, moral and intelligent man of the cosmos. It is a vital read for all who wrestle with the greatest questions and dilemmas of our troubled civilization.” Edgar Mitchell, D.Sc. Apollo 14 astronaut, 6th man on the Moon Founder of the Noetic Institute * * * “Whether you are a deist, an atheist, or an agnostic, you will find this book stimulating, provocative, and exquisitely beautiful… would that Einstein had lived to see these mind and eye-bending views of the cosmos… reminds us how wonderful that we are the only species on this planet able to comprehend such magnificence and to stand in sheer awe of what is… give us yet more reason to keep looking up.” Jack Foley A. Horkheimer Director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium Writer/host PBS television series Star Gazer * * * “It’s about time somebody collected Albert Einstein’s most inspirational utterances into one volume. And what better way to adorn them than to assemble the most stunning images of the cosmos.” Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist, author, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History Host of the PBS television series Origins and Nova Science Now Named the “sexiest astrophysicist alive” by People magazine in 2000, host of the upcoming Fox Television series Cosmos: A Space Odyssey (Spring 2014)
5 stars...absolutely! a very good read. einstein was the greatest genius that ever lived. this is a must read. this book could possibly change your life. the photos of the cosmos were incredible. eddie p.