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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by [James Gleick]
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“A thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century . . . Gleick succeeds in giving us a rare insight into the scientific community, its values, and its mentality . . . [He] brings to Genius high intelligence, a strong sense of narrative, and excellent prose.” — The New York Review of Books
 
“A thorough overview of modern physics . . . inspired.” —Newsweek
 
“Written with grace and passion . . . All those wonderful Feynman stories are there, interwoven with touching moments in his private life . . . Scientists, and especially science students, ought to read James Gleick’s engaging portrait.” —The Boston Globe

About the Author

Born in New York City in 1954, James Gleick is one of the nation’s preeminent science writers. Upon graduating from Harvard in 1976, he founded Metropolis, a weekly Minneapolis newspaper, and spent the next decade working at the New York Times. Gleick’s prominent works include Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, Isaac Newton, and Chaos: Making a New Science, all of which were shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book, The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood,was published in March 2011. He lives and works in New York.


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  • ASIN : B004LRPQIO
  • Publisher : Open Road Media (February 22, 2011)
  • Publication date : February 22, 2011
  • Language : English
  • File size : 5486 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 489 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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