Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

by James Gleick

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An illuminating portrayal of Richard Feynman-a giant of twentieth century physics-from his childhood tinkering with radios, to his vital work on the Manhattan Project and beyond
 
Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic-a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation's greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started.
 
In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman's work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.


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Published: February 22, 2011

Publisher: Open Road

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1453210431

ISBN - 13: 9781453210437

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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

by James Gleick

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 22, 2011

Publisher: Open Road

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1453210431

ISBN - 13: 9781453210437

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An illuminating portrayal of Richard Feynman-a giant of twentieth century physics-from his childhood tinkering with radios, to his vital work on the Manhattan Project and beyond
 
Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic-a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation's greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started.
 
In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman's work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.


About the Author

He wrote the worldwide bestseller Chaos, which was nominated for the National Book Award. He was the 1990 McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University.
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