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The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

COLLECTED AND EDITED BY Alice Calaprice
WITH A FOREWORD BY Freeman Dyson
Copyright Date: 2011
Pages: 608
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7s22s
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    The Ultimate Quotable Einstein
    Book Description:

    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 Einsteinfeatures 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.

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-3596-6
    Subjects: History of Science & Technology, History, Physics

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Foreword
    (pp. ix-xvi)
    Freeman Dyson

    My excuse for writing this foreword is that I have been for thirty years a friend and adviser to Princeton University Press, helping to smooth the way for the huge and difficult project of publishing the Einstein Papers, a project in which Alice Calaprice has played a central role. After long delays and bitter controversies, the publication project is now going full steam ahead, producing a steady stream of volumes packed with scientific and historical treasures.

    I knew Einstein only at second hand through his secretary and keeper of the archives, Helen Dukas. Helen was a warm and generous friend...

  4. A (Long) Note about This Final Edition
    (pp. xvii-xxiv)
  5. A Brief Chronology
    (pp. xxv-xxx)
  6. THE QUOTATIONS

    • On Einstein Himself
      (pp. 1-28)
    • On and to His Family
      (pp. 29-52)
    • On Aging
      (pp. 53-60)
    • On America and Americans
      (pp. 61-74)
    • On and to Children
      (pp. 75-88)
    • On Death
      (pp. 89-96)
    • On Education, Students, and Academic Freedom
      (pp. 97-110)
    • On and to Friends, Specific Scientists, and Others
      (pp. 111-158)
    • On Germans and Germany
      (pp. 159-170)
    • On Humankind
      (pp. 171-190)
    • On Jews, Israel, Judaism, and Zionism
      (pp. 191-226)
    • On Life
      (pp. 227-232)
    • On Music
      (pp. 233-242)
    • On Pacifism, Disarmament, and World Government
      (pp. 243-260)
    • On Peace, War, the Bomb, and the Military
      (pp. 261-286)
    • On Politics, Patriotism, and Government
      (pp. 287-308)
    • On Race and Prejudice
      (pp. 309-318)
    • On Religion, God, and Philosophy
      (pp. 319-346)
    • On Science and Scientists, Mathematics, and Technology
      (pp. 347-410)
    • On Miscellaneous Subjects
      (pp. 411-460)
    • Einstein’s Verses: A Small Selection
      (pp. 461-470)
    • Attributed to Einstein
      (pp. 471-486)
    • Others on Einstein
      (pp. 487-546)
  7. Bibliography
    (pp. 547-556)
  8. Index of Key Words
    (pp. 557-562)
  9. Subject Index
    (pp. 563-578)