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

Author: James Gleick

Narrator: Dick Estell

Unabridged: 20 hr 6 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 02/01/2011

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology

Synopsis

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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