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This work presents letters from a legend: a rare collection of essays, articles and correspondence. It offers an exclusive collection of more than 65 essays, letters and articles written during the later years of Einstein's career. Albert Einstein was more than "just" a scientist (more, even, than "just" the single most influential figure in the whole of post-Galilean science) - he was a pre-eminent thinker, a humanist deeply concerned with the application and consequence of all branches of knowledge. "The Einstein Reader" is a celebration of Einstein's life and innermost thoughts, focusing on the crucial years at the end of his career - 1934 to 1950. The enlightening pieces collected within explore a wide range of subjects, including freedom; international security; Zionism; morals; and the atomic threat to world peace. Famously a fateful contributor to that threat, Einstein's final musings on the subject are as illuminating and urgent now as they were when they were written. Perhaps, even more so. This remarkable volume also contains Einstein's writings on such personalities as Mahatma Gandhi, Isaac Newton and Marie Curie, plus explanations of his major scientific works and theories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780806527918
ISBN-10: 0806527919
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 139mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Citadel Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Citadel Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born in Germany, on March 14, 1879. In 1901, he accepted a position in the Swiss Patent Office, where in his spare time he produced much of the remarkable work that led to his "glorious year" of 1905. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. He died on April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey.

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