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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Praise for previous editions: 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
Physics World

Praise for previous editions: "This fascinating book reveals Einstein as a fully rounded human, with both a tender and a darker, more brooding side.
Times Higher Education Supplement
Praise for previous editions: 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
Choice
[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.
New York Times Book Review - Timothy Ferris

Praise for previous editions: "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.
Times Higher Education Supplement - David E. Rowe

Praise for previous editions: "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.
From the Publisher

"[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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691138176
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2010
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 707,746
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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

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    For those physicists in your life

    I bought this as a gift for my father who is a retired physicist. The book is great for dispelling the quotes that are put in Einstein's mouth which he didn't say as well as for noting what he did. I gather that my Father has appreciated the book very much.

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