ALBERT EINSTEIN: 1879-1955
Tributes by Niels Bohr and I. I. Rabi
With the death of Albert Einstein, a life in the service of science and humanity which was as rich and fruitful as any in the whole history of our culture has come to an end. Mankind will always be indebted to Einstein for the removal of the obstacles to our outlook which were involved in the primitive notions of absolute space and time. He gave us a world picture with a unity and harmony surpassing the boldest dreams of the past.
I was going to quip about how advertisers liked to just throw Einstein’s name into an ad to convey a false sense of association, but in this case there seems to be a real one. According to Mattersdorf’s obituary in The New York Times, Einstein was an accounting client of his and did, in fact, proofread his book.
Discover the Mysteries of the Heavens
A simple, straightforward book about the wonders of astronomy for the beginning stargazer.
A KEY TO THE HEAVENS
By Leo Mattersdorf,
with a deep debt of gratitude to Professor Albert Einstein
Einstein Invents Automatic Electric Eye Camera
PROFESSOR ALBERT EINSTEIN, famed for his theories on relativity and the universe, is a practical inventor as well. The U. S. Patent Office has granted the noted physicist and Dr. Gustav Bucky, consulting radiologist at New York University, who is co-inventor, a patent covering a Light Intensity Self-Adjusting Camera. Professor Einstein also holds British and American patents on improvements in gas-burning refrigerators and Dr. Bucky is inventor of a diaphragm used in X-ray photography. The camera device uses a photo-electric cell which automatically increases or decreases light entering a camera by moving a tiny light filter graduated from zero to complete transparency.
How cool would it be to have a cover blurb on your book written by Einstein?
READ THE END OF THE WORLD
A Scientific Inquiry By KENNETH HEUER
Illustrated by CHESLEY BONESTELL
Can our world be totally destroyed? How? When? Can we do anything about it?
THE END OF THE WORLD explores the scientific possibilities among the ways the world actually can end:
â€¢ comet collisions
â€¢ moon, asteroid and star collisions
â€¢ the death of the sun
â€¢ the explosion of the sun
â€¢ atomic war
ALBERT EINSTEIN says: “Very good . . . rich in ideas and offers much solid knowledge in an easily digestible and very attractive form.”
KENNETH HEUER is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, former lecturer at the Hayden Planetarium, author of Men of Other Planets.