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Title:Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Format Type:Ebook
Author:James Gleick
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0679747044
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Number of Pages:531
Category:Biography, Science, Non fiction, Physics, History

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman 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 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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