A couple of Amazon exclusives came to light yesterday. First, Amazon announced that they’ve added seven of Albert Einstein’s books to the Kindle Store, which happened to be on his 132nd birthday.
Secondly, Amazon’s Appstore for Android is getting set to launch most likely this week or next. Amazon nabbed a new version of Angry Birds called Rio to launch exclusively in their Appstore, though it will likely move to the Android Market eventually.
Amazon also launched an Android Facebook page and new Twitter account at @amazonappstore to keep everyone updated on the progress on the new Amazon Android Appstore.
Back to Einstein, this selection of books was designed for readers interested in Einstein’s seminal works in physics, his collaborations with colleagues, and his broader philosophy. The seven digital works exclusive to the Kindle Store are:
- Essays in Humanism: An inspiring collection of the great thinker’s views on a rapidly changing world;
- Essays in Science: An homage to the men and women of science, and an exposition of Einstein’s place in scientific history;
- Letters on Wave Mechanics: Correspondence with H. A. Lorentz, Max Planck, and Erwin Schrödinger: A lively collection of Einstein’s groundbreaking scientific correspondence on modern physics with other contemporary giants in his field: Schrödinger, Planck and Lorentz;
- Letters to Solovine: 1906-1955: A provocative collection of letters to his longtime friend and translator that spans Einstein’s career and reveals the inner thoughts and daily life of a transformative genius;
- Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words: An inspiring collection of essays in which Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher and humanitarian;
- The Theory of Relativity and Other Essays: E=mc2: It may be Einstein’s most well-known contribution to modern science, but how many people understand the thought process or physics behind this famous equation?
- The World As I See It: A fascinating collection of Einstein’s observations about life, religion, nationalism, and a host of personal topics that engaged the genius’s intellect.