Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

Genius

The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

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ISBN10: 0679747044 ISBN13: 9780679747048 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Nov 1 1993 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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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 expos 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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