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Where does humanity fit in the cosmos? Albert Einstein, one of history's towering scientific geniuses, explores this fascinating subject in a unique anthology-featuring some of his most inspirational writings-illustrated with mind-bending photographs of the universe. Einstein's deep intuitive insight into the workings of nature couple with his probing, philosophical mind. ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Sterling Ethos (first published 2005)
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Leah
Sep 20, 2013 Leah rated it it was amazing
A joy to possess…

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”

This is a beautifully produced little book in which the editors have collected some of Einstein’s thoughts and writings on a diverse range of subjects and put them together with some wonderfully awe-inspiring pictures of the Universe he did so much to explain. But fear not, fellow scientific innocents – there is
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Jan 25, 2016 Lizzie rated it it was amazing
I stumbled upon this flirtatious little gem peeking out behind a drab hardcover at Half Priced Books. It winked at me. I'm a sucker for design —the cover is eye-catching and composed beautifully. After flipping through a few pages, I tucked it under my arm and made my way to the checkout: "You're comin' with me."

This book is a curation of art and was a tactile joy to flip page after page —the matte treatment to the full-page and full-spread photos is beautiful and provides exactly the inspirati
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Jeffrey  Sylvester
May 09, 2014 Jeffrey Sylvester rated it it was ok
“The cosmic view of Albert Einstein: Writing on art, science and peace” by Walt Martin and Magda Ott is mediocre at best.

The book is comprised of various dribs and drabs of Einstein’s thoughts on various topics suggesting he believed in a natural religion as opposed to one based on anthropomorphic revelation.
There are numerous illustrations of the cosmos throughout which I found quite lame given the rough and dull texture of the paper. This book was designed largely for an audience that doesn’
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Cynda
Jul 15, 2016 Cynda rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: To those wanting to expand their vision of God
Recommended to Cynda by: A life-long friend loves Einstein.
This is a compilation of some of Einstein's bits of wisdom. The writer of the Foreword, Alice Calaprice, speaks of Einstein's cosmic theology, not clearly understanding that Einstein had an understanding of God. Einstein, being a cosmologist would have a cosmic understanding of God. As an introvert, I have a personal idea of God. This book serves me as an introduction to a cosmic God, one I have never really gotten any good glimpse at before. This books provodes me with an Spiritual Education.
Kristen
Feb 08, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
Very neat book filled with beautiful pictures of the universe. Only detraction was the propaganda in the afterward by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Still very much worth the read though.
Daniel
Aug 25, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing
The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.
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Feb 03, 2016 KillerGal rated it it was amazing
I have very short attention span, so this is really useful for me since it is an easy read and not just a whole chunk of words. However, others may find it "lame" or not "content-heavy".
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In 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich by 1909. His 1905 paper explaining the photoelectric effect, the basis of electronics, earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. His first paper on Special Relativity Theory, also published in 1905, changed the world. After the rise of the Nazi party, Einstein made Princeton his permanent home, becoming ...more
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