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A Look Inside Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens
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|Frank and Robert Oppenheimer, approximately 1915|| Frank Oppenheimer with gyro, late 1950s |
|Frank in the empty Exploratorium, late 1960s||Frank with pendulums, 1980s|
A good read about the life and work of Frank Oppenheimer, including his ups, downs, difficulties, and successes. Read morePublished 15 months ago by RLB
Science writing and biography at their best. Can't wait to head up to San Francisco to see the Exploratorium now -- though after reading this I feel like I've already spent hours... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ryan Essex
The story about Robert Oppenheimer is truly an inspiring one. Especially so for anybody wondering just how much can be done after having been rebuked by any form of the supposed... Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Gerhard Stoltz Jr.
Somewhat disappointing, not like her earlier science books but a biography of Frank Oppenheimer. The parts about his work on the A-bomb and brushes with HUAC are interesting; the... Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by ollb
I especially love biographies and usually get a charge out of those describing especially eccentric subjects. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by Jan Dahlin Geiger
I have learned so much from reading this book that I have incorporated some of the lessons learned into my hedge funds algorithmic trading strategies. Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by Michael Bigger
Wonderful biography of Frank Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the Atomic Bomb and instigator of science museums anywhere, but most note worthy, the Exploritorium in San... Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by EeeeeLisa
I love biographies, especially when they're about eccentric academics. I was hoping that this book would intrigue me like Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough... Read morePublished on November 30, 2010 by CG
K.C. Cole writes a mixture of fan-bio of Frank Oppenheimer and history of the Exploratorium. Unfortunatley, it's a bit "light" on both sides of the coin. Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by S. J. Snyder