The Ultimate Quotable Einstein (New in Paperback)

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein (New in Paperback)

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This is the definitive 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 roughly 1,600 quotes in all. This paperback edition includes sections unique to the ultimate collection--"On and to Children," "On

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This is the definitive 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 roughly 1,600 quotes in all. This paperback edition includes sections unique to the ultimate collection--"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 commentary and descriptive source notes by Alice Calaprice.

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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
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
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.
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
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
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691160146
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/23/2013
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
368,154
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.50(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 Place’s award for individual achievement in scholarly editing.

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The Ultimate Quotable Einstein 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AnnieBM More than 1 year ago
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.