Einstein Reading Room (#PiDay)

Happy Pi Day, all! Had he lived, Albert Einstein would have been 132 years old today. In honor of the day, we’ve compiled a reading list of all our best loved PUP Einstein books, along with free chapter excerpts. So, browse, select and read! Celebrate Pi Day with us and all of the authors that Einstein has inspired. Enjoy!

1. The Meaning of Relativity, Fifth Edition: Including the Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field
by Albert Einstein, with a new introduction by Brian Greene

2. What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts? by Joshua S. Bloom
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3. The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 12: The Berlin Years: Correspondence, January-December 1921
Edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, Tilman Sauer, József Illy & Virginia Iris Holmes
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4. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein Collected and edited by Alice Calaprice
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5. Einstein’s Jury: The Race to Test Relativity by Jeffrey Crelinsten
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6. Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium by Bruce T. Draine
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7. The Curious History of Relativity: How Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Was Lost and Found Again by Jean Eisenstaedt
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8. Einstein for the 21st Century: His Legacy in Science, Art, and Modern Culture
Edited by Peter L. Galison, Gerald Holton & Silvan S. Schweber
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9. The Little Book of String Theory by Steven S. Gubser
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10. Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System by Ray Jayawardhana
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11. Traveling at the Speed of Thought: Einstein and the Quest for Gravitational Waves by Daniel Kennefick
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12. The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos by Robert P. Kirshner
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13. How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space by Janna Levin
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14. How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form? by Abraham Loeb
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15. Astrophysics in a Nutshell by Dan Maoz
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16. High-Energy Astrophysics by Fulvio Melia
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17. It’s About Time: Understanding Einstein’s Relativity by N. David Mermin
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18. Physics and Technology for Future Presidents: An Introduction to the Essential Physics Every World Leader Needs to Know by Richard A. Muller
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19. Our Cosmic Habitat by Martin Rees
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20. Einstein Before Israel: Zionist Icon or Iconoclast? by Ze’ev Rosenkranz

21. Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb
Edited by David E. Rowe & Robert Schulmann
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22. Einstein’s Miraculous Year: Five Papers That Changed the Face of Physics Edited and introduced by John Stachel
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23. Einstein’s German World by Fritz Stern
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24. How Old Is the Universe? by David A. Weintraub.
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25. Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics by A. Zee, with a new foreword by Roger Penrose
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Comments

  1. Response… Man that’s a huge list. Will try to read some. I have read the book No. 15 – Astrophysics in a Nutshell by Dan Maoz. It was a good read.