- Paperback: 139 pages
- Publisher: Citadel Press Inc.,U.S.; New Ed edition (3 Sept. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806527900
- ISBN-13: 978-0806527901
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.1 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 272,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind, of preoccupation with the objective, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific research, life would have seemed to me empty. Albert Einstein, Forum and Century Preceding generations have presented us, in a highly developed science and mechanical knowledge, with a most valuable gift which carries with it possibilities of making our life free and beautiful such as no previous generation has enjoyed. But this gift also brings with it dangers to our existence as great as any that have ever threatened it. Albert Einstein, Address to the Students Disarmament Meeting"
"Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind, of preoccupation with the objective, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific research, life would have seemed to me empty." --Albert Einstein, Forum and Century "Preceding generations have presented us, in a highly developed science and mechanical knowledge, with a most valuable gift which carries with it possibilities of making our life free and beautiful such as no previous generation has enjoyed. But this gift also brings with it dangers to our existence as great as any that have ever threatened it." --Albert Einstein, Address to the Students' Disarmament Meeting --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
About the Author
Albert Einstein (1879 1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk."
Top Customer Reviews
The subjects covered include the future of science, pacifism, economics, Jewish issues and many personal reflections on people he respected.
I was struck by the quality of the writing. Though many of the contributions are taken from notes or letters, they have the feel of being very precisely honed, displaying great writing skill. As many of the issues discussed remain relevant today this is not merely a historical artefact of Einstein's life, but also contains ideas that are well worth revisiting.
So if you want to know about Albert Einstein, the man, then I would recommend you to buy Ideas and Opinions rather than this book.
This is my first introduction to Einstein and I was touched by several elements of "The World as I See it".
Firstly, the flow and rhythm of the texts. Einstein surely had a way a words and getting them to relay his opinions clearly and precisely.
Secondly, Einstein's non-persuasive manner. He writes his opinion with sound argumentation, but he does not impose his opinions on his reader or listener.
Thirdly, I learnt new things about the famous Einstein. His letters concering his exclusion from the Prussian academic society are a good example, Einstein's deep belief in pacifism and the making of what would later be Israel.
Finally, I most say, it is very interest to read "The World as I See it" with the knowledge that Einstein wrote the texts between the 1st and 2nd World Wars. The knowledge of the world events that followed chronologically was ever present in my mind as I read, and it gave the texts an edge.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first encounter with the words and inner world of Albert Einstein.
To be honest, it has a been a long time since i read it.
I remember feeling moved and inspired. Read more
I would have liked to read Einstein's own words on relativity and quantum theory. Sadly this has been removed. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Martin Watts
Good price. This book gives a valuble insight into the influences on this Man and his life.? Good value.!Published 10 months ago by ROY SPEAKMAN