A look into Albert Einstein’s musings on the state of humanity, moral decay and the quest for objective truth.
Appearing to cackle with wicked delight, the Witchhead nebula is actually the remnants of an ancient supernova explosion located about 1,000 light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Its gases glow from the light of the supergiant star Rigel in the neighboring Orion nebula.
Photo by Gary Stevens
This eerie photograph is a close-up of the inner parts of the Crab nebula. The Crab pulsar (seen here at the left of the pair of stars near the center of the frame) is the collapsed core of the exploded star. The pulsar itself is a rapidly rotating neutron star, an object only about 10 kilometers (6 miles) across, but containing more mass than our Sun.
Photo by NASA/ESA, Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University)
Einstein felt great remorse about the contribution of physics that led to the bomb and spent the last ten years of his life fighting for the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Photo by Yousuf Karsh
Walt Martin, co-editor of "The Cosmic View of Albert Einstein," is deeply passionate about the environmental and social issues of the twenty-first century, and has been instrumental in local environmental reforms that have led to national policy reform.
Magda Ott, co-editor, grew up in the mountains of the Czech Republic near the Polish border. Her family imparted to her their attitude of reverence for all life. Her current interests include social research and cultural analysis.
Photo courtesy Walt Martin and Magda Ott
"The Cosmic View of Albert Einstein" showcases a rare look at Einstein's ethical and philosophical ideas through his own words, richly illustrated with stunning photos of the universe, ranging form our planetary neighbors to the edge of time and space.