Einstein
for Beginners by Joseph Schwartz, Michael
McGuinness (Contributor)
One
of the first in the series of For Beginners documentary comic books, Einstein
for Beginners still holds up as a perfect introduction to the life and
work of Albert Einstein. It has been said that only a small percentage
of people really understand Einstein's theories, but this book goes a
long way towards making them accessible to everyone.

Einstein's Miraculous Year: Five Papers That Changed
the Face of Physics by John J. Stachel (Editor), Roger Penrose
In
1905, Einstein shattered many cherished scientific beliefs in five great
papers that would establish him as the world's leading physicist. For
the first time, this book brings those papers together in an accessible
format. The Introduction by editor John Stachel explains the papers' development
and historical significance.

World
As I See It by Albert Einstein
The
Einstein revealed in these writings is witty, keenly perceptive, and deeply
concerned for humanity. Einstein believed in the possibility of a peaceful
world and in the high mission of science to serve human well-being. As
we near the end of a century in which science has come to seem more and
more remote from human values, Einstein's perspective is indispensable.

Ideas and Opinions (Modern Library) by Albert
Einstein, Alan Lightman (Introduction)
Ideas
and Opinions is the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular
writings, gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself. The selections
cover works from his earliest days up to his death in 1955.

Meaning
of Relativity by Albert Einstein
In
1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general
relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join
the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University,
where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four
lectures constituted an overview of his then controversial theory of relativity.

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein
How
better to learn the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory
of Relativity than directly from their creator, Albert Einstein himself?
In Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, Einstein describes
the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous
examples and a smattering of math (nothing more complex than high-school
algebra).

Principle
of Relativity by Albert Einstein
The
original papers that led to the development of special and general relativity
are reprinted in this volume. A knowledge of calculus and vector geometry
is a prerequisite. This is a good holiday gift for a physics graduate
student or advanced undergraduate.

Einstein Lived Here: Essays for the Layperson by Abraham Pais
The
author of the definitive Einstein scientific biography 'Subtle Is the
Lord . . .' turns his attention to the great physicist's life outside
of science. Pais offers an informal, almost kaleidoscopic portrait of
Einstein, from his troubled marriages and neglected children to his thoughts
on religion, philosophy and politics.

Subtle
Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert
Einstein by Abraham Pais
Pais
is a renowned physicist and was a close friend of Einstein's, so this
densely detailed scientific biography of Einstein requires some prior
experience in physics or mathematics. Pais gives the reader a privileged
front-row seat to the most thrilling times in theoretical physics, when
relativity was a new theory and the enormous implications, both good and
evil, were just becoming apparent to the scientific community and the
public alike.

Who Got Einstein's Office? by Edward Regis,
Ed Regis
This
is the fascinating history of New Jersey's Institute for Advanced Study,
which was home to Albert Einstein and thirteen other Nobel laureates,
and most of the century's greatest mathematicians and physicists, including
Kurt Godel, and J. Robert Oppenheimer.