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Albert Einstein

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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.

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Ideas And Opinions

Written by Albert Einstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 6, 1995
Price: $15.00

Countless volumes have been written about Einstein's contributions, but few works depict such a comprehensive and personal portrait. Gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself, Ideas and Opinions contains essays from early in his career until his last writing of 1954, the year before his death. In the first part of... Read more >
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Ideas and Opinions

Written by Albert Einstein
Introduction by Alan Lightman


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 21, 1994
Price: $20.00

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Ideas And Opinions

Written by Albert Einstein


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Relativity
The Special and the General Theory
Written by Albert Einstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 6, 1995
Price: $8.95

Relativity is an elaborate but comprehensible explanation of Einstein's Special theory of Relativity (1905) and his General Theory of Relativity (1916). Redesigned inside and out to provide a fresh, modern look, Relativity includes both explanatory illustrations and mathematical derivations of Einstein's theories. Read more >
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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Written by Galileo
Translated by Drake Stillman
Foreword by Albert Einstein
Introduction by John Heilbron


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $17.00

Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition.

Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one... Read more >
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