Genius: The Life And Science Of Richard Feynman by James GleickGenius: The Life And Science Of Richard Feynman by James Gleick

Genius: The Life And Science Of Richard Feynman

byJames Gleick

Paperback | November 2, 1993

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To his colleagues, Richard Feynman was not so much a genius as he was a full-blown magician: someone who “does things that nobody else could do and that seem completely unexpected.” The path he cleared for twentieth-century physics led from the making of the atomic bomb to a Nobel Prize-winning theory of quantam electrodynamics to his devastating exposé of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. At the same time, the ebullient Feynman established a reputation as an eccentric showman, a master safe cracker and bongo player, and a wizard of seduction.

Now James Gleick, author of the bestselling Chaos, unravels teh dense skein of Feynman‘s thought as well as the paradoxes of his character in a biography—which was nominated for a National Book Award—of outstanding lucidity and compassion.

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JAMES GLEICK is our leading chronicler of science and technology, the best-selling author of Chaos: Making a New Science, Isaac Newton, and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. His books have been translated into thirty languages.www.around.com
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Title:Genius: The Life And Science Of Richard FeynmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.16 × 1.14 inPublished:November 2, 1993Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0679747044

ISBN - 13:9780679747048

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From the author of the national bestseller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also . . . makes for a stimulating adventure in the annals of science" (The New York Times). 16 pages of photos