Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries) - Lawrence M. Krauss

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)

By Lawrence M. Krauss

  • Release Date: 2011-03-21
  • Genre: Physics
Score: 4
4
From 55 Ratings

Description

"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews
Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.

Reviews

  • Dior

    5
    By Dior Phil
    This is a wonderful book, as a future MIT student its first few pages have enlightened me in Physics (mind, I'm only in the 10th grade and taking Trigonometry thus far). Very inspiration and similar to my own life.