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The world as I see it

Author: Albert Einstein
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To the majority of people Einstein's theory is a complete mystery. Their attitude towards Einstein is like that of Mark Twain towards the writer of a work on mathematics: here was a man who had written an entire book of which Mark could not understand a single sentence. Einstein, therefore, is great in the public eye partly because he has made revolutionary discoveries which cannot be translated into the common  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Einstein
OCLC Number: 85372959
Notes: Originally published: [Saint Louis Park, MN] : Filiquarian Publishing, 2006. Abridged ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Albert Einstein.

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To the majority of people Einstein's theory is a complete mystery. Their attitude towards Einstein is like that of Mark Twain towards the writer of a work on mathematics: here was a man who had written an entire book of which Mark could not understand a single sentence. Einstein, therefore, is great in the public eye partly because he has made revolutionary discoveries which cannot be translated into the common tongue. We stand in proper awe of a man whose thoughts move on heights far beyond our range, whose achievements can be measured only by the few who are able to follow his reasoning and challenge his conclusions. there is, however, another side to his personality. It is revealed in the addresses, letters, and occasional writings brought together in this book. These fragments form a mosaic portrait of Einstein the man. Each one is, in a sense, complete in itself; it presents his views on some aspect of progress, education, peace, war, liberty, or other problems of universal interest. Their combined effect is to demonstrate that the Einstein we can all understand is no less great than the Einstein we take on trust ... The World As I See It, in its original form, includes essays by Einstein on relativity and cognate subjects. [But] in the present edition, [these essays] have been omitted. [This book] is simply to reveal to the general reader the human side of [Einstein].-Introd. to abridged ed.

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