Although countless volumes have been written about Albert Einstein's contributions to the scientific world, few works depict such a comprehensive and personal portrait of the man behind the legend. Gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself, Ideas and Opinions contains essays from early in his career until his last writing of 1954, the year before his death, when Einstein was recognized as one of the most creative intellects of human history. In the first part of the book, Einstein focuses on aspects of human existence beyond the scope of the purely scientific world, demonstrating a keen awareness of the importance of the moral and intellectual aspects of human nature-from equality and freedom to personal relationships and spiritual development. The second section of the book provides a thorough overview of Einstein's major contributions to science, described by Einstein himself in various letters and speeches. Ideas and Opinions is the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings. Subjects range from his theory of relativity, gravitation, and the space-time continuum to religion, human rights, economics, government, and nuclear war. Einstein's stature as one of the most creative and progressive thinkers of the twentieth century is clearly demonstrated by his remarkable ability to penetrate directly to the heart of a subject, whether scientific or secular.Einstein, Albert is the author of 'Ideas and Opinions', published 1995 under ISBN 9780517884409 and ISBN 0517884402.