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The World as I See It by Albert Einstein

The World as I See It (1934)

by Albert Einstein

Other authors: Carl Seelig (Editor)

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Sborník statí, ve kterých autor vyslovuje své filozofické a politické názory, obsahuje rovněž odborné statě týkající se nejenom teoretické fyziky, ale také etiky vědeckého bádání.
  Lhej | May 15, 2014 |
La prima parte è davvero molto interessante ma la seconda, soprattutto per chi come me ha sempre odiato la fisica, è risultata pesante e di difficile comprensione. Troppe formule e troppe teorie, anche se devo ammettere che la storia dell'evoluzione dei principi della fisica da Newton a Einstein mi ha abbastanza catturata, ma chiaramente solo da un punto di vista narrativo. Chissà se un giorno riuscirò mai a far pace con questo mondo :-) ( )
  tersil83 | Apr 1, 2013 |
Known principally for his contribution to science, this book reveals the social conscience of this great thinker. The book is an eclectic collection of notes and letters on a broad range of subjects, all written in the period between the two world wars and provides insight into the views if this extraordinary man.

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. ( )
  Steve55 | Sep 6, 2011 |
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It would be see interesting to see Einstein's thoughts on these if he was alive in today's world. I view him as naive in these essays, however I suspect I am being to harsh. If nothing else they show the idealistic vision needed for forward progress that sadly seems to be in short supply in the modern world.

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  kalashnikov | Oct 1, 2009 |
1949 edition of the classic book by Einstein ( )
  illustrationfan | Feb 13, 2009 |
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Albert Einsteinprimary authorall editionscalculated
Seelig, CarlEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanrion, RégisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, AllanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Solovine, MauriceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Il volume raccoglie insieme due opere tra le più note del grande scienziato: l'eccezionale scoperta che apriva alla scienza nuovi orizzonti di ricerca e sperimentazione verso rivoluzionarie creazioni e i dubbi, gli interrogativi, i pensieri dell'uomo che ha dato nuove leggi fisiche all'universo, non solo sul modo di concepire lo spazio e il tempo, ma sull'alternativa tra progresso e autodistruzione che oggi si pone ai popoli della terra. Due opere per conoscere Einstein: lo scienziato che ha rivoluzionato la nostra idea del tempo e dello spazio, l'uomo dal grande impegno civile, preoccupato per le sorti dell'umanità.
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The Einstein revealed in these writings is witty, keenly perceptive, and deeply concerned for humanity. Einstein believed in the possibility of a peaceful world and in the high mission of science to serve human well-being. As we near the end of a century in which science has come to seem more and more remote from human values, Einstein's perspective is indispensable.

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A fascinating collection of Einstein's observations about life, religion, nationalism, and a host of personal topics that engaged the genius's intellectIn the aftermath of the First World War, Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his myriad opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, The World As I See It reveals the idealistic, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including "Good and.… (more)

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