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Relativity

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Albert Einstein described Relativity as a "popular explosion" of his famous theory. Written in 1916, it introduced the lay audience to the remarkable perspective that had overturned theoretical physics. Einstein's genius was to express this perspective in understandable terms.

Public Domain (P)2009 Highbridge

Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Theory of Relativity

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E=mc2: It may be Einstein’s most well-known contribution to modern science, but how many people understand the thought process or physics behind this famous equation? In this collection of his seven most important essays on physics, Einstein guides the listener step-by-step through the many layers of scientific theory that formed a starting point for his discoveries. By both supporting and refuting the theories and scientific efforts of his predecessors, Einstein reveals in a clear voice the origins and meaning of such significant topics as physics and reality, the fundamentals of theoretical physics, the common language of science, the laws of science and of ethics, and an elementary derivation of the equivalence of mass and energy. This remarkable collection allows the general reader to understand not only the significance of Einstein’s masterpiece, but also the brilliant mind behind it.

©1950 Philosophical Library (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Henry Leyva
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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The World as I See It

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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’ intellect In 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 Evil", "Religion and Science", "Active Pacifism", "Christianity and Judaism", and "Minorities". Including letters, speeches, articles, and essays written before 1935, this collection offers a complete portrait of Einstein as a humanitarian and as a human being trying to make sense of the changing world around him. This authorized Philosophical Library audiobook features a new introduction by Neil Berger. "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) Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) was born in Germany and became an American citizen in 1940. A world-famous theoretical physicist, he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics and is renowned for his Theory of Relativity. In addition to his scientific work, Einstein was an influential humanist who spoke widely about politics, ethics, and social causes. After leaving Europe, Einstein taught at Princeton University. His theories were instrumental in shaping the atomic age. Neil Berger, an associate professor emeritus of mathematics, taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science department from 1968 until his retirement in 2001. He was the recipient of the first Monroe H. Martin Prize (1975), which is now awarded by the University of Maryland every five years for a singly authored outstanding applied mathematics research paper. He has published numerous papers and reviews in his fields of expertise, which include elasticity, tensor analysis, scattering theory, and fluid mechanics.

©1956 Philosophical Library (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Henry Leyva
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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Out of My Later Years

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An inspiring collection of essays, in which Albert Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher, and humanitarian. Divided by subject matter - “Science,” “Convictions and Beliefs,” “Public Affairs,” etc. - these essays consider everything from the need for a “supranational” governing body to control war in the atomic age, to freedom in research and education, to Jewish history and Zionism, to explanations of the physics and scientific thought that brought him world recognition. Throughout, Einstein’s clear, eloquent voice presents an idealist’s vision and relays complex theories to the layperson. Einstein’s essays share his philosophical beliefs, scientific reasoning, and hopes for a brighter future, and show how one of the greatest minds of all time fully engaged with the changing world around him. This authorized Philosophical Library audiobook features never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.” - Albert Einstein, “The Law of Science and the Laws of Ethics” Albert Einstein (1879–1955) was born in Germany and became an American citizen in 1940. A world-famous theoretical physicist, he as awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics and is renowned for his Theory of Relativity. In addition to his scientific work, Einstein was an influential humanist who spoke widely about politics, ethics, and social causes. After leaving Europe, Einstein taught at Princeton University. His theories were instrumental in shaping the atomic age.

©1956 Philosophical Library (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Henry Leyva
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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Essays in Science

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An homage to the men and women of science, and an exposition of Einstein’s place in scientific history.... In this fascinating collection of articles and speeches, Albert Einstein reflects not only on the scientific method at work in his own theoretical discoveries, but eloquently expresses a great appreciation for his scientific contemporaries and forefathers, including Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, Max Planck, and Niels Bohr. While Einstein is renowned as one of the foremost innovators of modern science, his discoveries uniquely his own, through his own words it becomes clear that Einstein viewed himself as only the most recent in a long line of scientists driven to create new ways of understanding the world and to prove their scientific theories. Einstein’s thoughtful examinations explain the “how” of scientific innovations both in his own theoretical work and in the scientific method established by those who came before him.

©1934 Covici Friede, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mark Turetsky
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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Essays in Humanism

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An inspiring collection of the great thinker’s views on a rapidly changing world. Nuclear proliferation, Zionism, and the global economy are just a few of the insightful and surprisingly prescient topics scientist Albert Einstein discusses in this volume of collected essays from between 1931 and 1950. Written with a clear voice and a thoughtful perspective on the effects of science, economics, and politics in daily life, Einstein’s writings provide an intriguing view inside the mind of a genius addressing the philosophical challenges presented during the turbulence of the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the dawn of the Cold War. This authorized Philosophical Library edition features information from never-before-seen documents housed at the Albert Einstein Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

©1950 Philosophical Library (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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An Ideal of Service to Our Fellow Man

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This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

©2006 This I Believe Inc. (P)2006 This I Believe Inc., Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

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100 citaten van Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein wordt algemeen beschouwd als één van de grootste geesten die ooit geleefd heeft. Hij ontwikkelde de relativiteitstheorie, één van de twee pijlers van de moderne fysica, naast de kwantummechanica, en schreef 's werelds meest beroemde formule E = mc². Hij was een immense wetenschapper en denker, en zijn werk is ook bekend om zijn invloed op de filosofie van de wetenschap. Als een authentieke genie, hij was ook vol humor; deze 100 citaten zijn zorgvuldig geselecteerd om u kennismaken met zijn karakter en kwinkslag in een handige en efficiënte indeling.

©2020 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2020 Compagnie du Savoir

Narrator: Rosanne Laut
Length: 27 mins
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#HALTUNG

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Was macht eine freie und gleichberechtigte Gesellschaft aus? Wofür stehen wir? Was hält uns zusammen? Mutige Statements von Albert Einstein bis Greta Thunberg. #wir sind mehr!, Friedenspreise, Aufrufe zum Miteinander, gegen Spaltung und für eine demokratische Gesellschaft - im gesamten 20. Jahrhundert und bis heute gab es Menschen, die sich engagieren. Ob Thomas Mann, der 1945 zu mehr Menschlichkeit aufruft, oder Albert Schweitzer, der den Geist der Humanität beschwört. Ob John F. Kennedy mit "Ich bin ein Berliner" die demokratische Gesellschaft fordert oder später Stéphane Hessel, der mit "Empört euch!" deren Werte bedroht sieht. Ob Campino zum Aufstand der Anständigen ruft oder Greta Thunberg für Klimaschutz einsteht. Sie alle haben Botschaften, stehen für ein Deutschland und eine Welt der Visionen und Ziele im Sinne einer freien und friedlichen Gesellschaft. In diesen Originalaufnahmen sind u.a. zu hören: Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer, Lise Meitner, Erich Kästner, John F. Kennedy, Astrid Lindgren, Heinrich Böll, Jan Josef Liefers, Christine Nöstlinger, Campino, Greta Thunberg u.v.a. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.

©2020 der Hörverlag (P)2020 der Hörverlag

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