Einstein and the Poet: In Search of the Cosmic Man Paperback – February 22, 2013
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From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Branden Books; 1st edition (February 22, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 178 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0828318735
- ISBN-13 : 978-0828318730
- Item Weight : 8.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.41 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,171,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Intuition makes us look at unrelated facts and then think about them until they can all be brought under one law."
"Intuition is the father of new knowledge, while empiricism is nothing but an accumulation of old knowledge. Intuition, not intellect, is the 'open sesame' of yourself."
"I believe in the free exchange of scientific achievements. Science and art are the only effective messengers for peace. They tear down national barriers, they are far better assurances of international understanding than treaties. Students of art and science should realize that they are called upon to be citizens of the world."
The cover design has the photo of Einstein predominately shown and rightfully so in this reader’s opinion. Since this book centers on the author’s discussions with Einstein, it seems only right to have a cover like this.
In addition, the character development in this book reflects development in the sense that the two men – Hermanns and Einstein – are highlighted during their discussions. Personally, what made this so interesting was a written account by a man, Hermanns, who had the opportunity to meet and speak with Einstein during a number of occasions through the years.
The plot structure of this book also centers on the discussions between Hermanns and Einstein. The structure makes sense to this reader, because the book is organized by the four discussions between the two men along with a dedication at the very beginning as well as a Postlude and an Epilogue after the fourth discussion.
However, the editing of this book at times had grammatical mistakes. Another set of eyes looking at the book before publishing may have been helpful in this reader’s opinion.
Overall, I would rate Einstein and the Poet in Search of the Cosmic Man 4 out of 5 stars for the reasons already explained above.