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Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics

James Gleick

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Prose: non-fiction, Popular science

The life of Richard Feynman and the story of modern physics itself.

Richard Feynman was the most brilliant and influential physicist of our time. Architect of quantum theories, enfant terrible of the atomic bomb project, caustic inquisitor on the space shuttle commission, ebulent bongo-player and storyteller - Feynman played a bewildering assortment of roles in the science of the post-war era.

A brilliant interweaving of Richard Feynman's colourful life and a detailed and accessible account of his theories and experiments.

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Praise for Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics

  • the book is a moving, beautifully written literate and perceptive account of Feynman's life. - NATURE

  • I came away from Genius feeling that I knew a lot more about Feynman and his play in 20th century science. - SUNDAY TIMES

  • Gleick's narrative, consistently measured and elegant is a formidable work of scientific biography. - NEW STATESMEN

  • thoughtful and fascinating. - THE LITERARY REVIEW

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James Gleick

James Gleick was an editor and reporter at the NEW YORK TIMES for ten years. He is the author of GENIUS, CHAOS, which was nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, FASTER, and WHAT JUST HAPPENED.

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