- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 20 hours and 5 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: February 1, 2011
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004LQ6MBA
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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman Audiobook – Unabridged
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I wondered how Gleick was able to bring so much personal detail into this biography. Then I read his bibliography. Amazing!
Gleick sometimes gets so far into the weeds regarding scientific ideas that his explanations of Feynman's work become almost a little too involved. But every time that thought strikes, I think "Would you rather know less?" And the answer is always "No!" This emphasis on Feynman's work is welcome, actually, because most of my reading has been about his fascinating life and adventures. Gleick's explication of Richard Feynman's main ideas, and his sketches of the scientists with whom Feynman worked or competed, places Feynman in a broader context. And because Feynman and his colleagues conceived many of the ideas informing modern physics, it has also helped illuminate my current science reading.
Feynman's penchant for self-promotion also gets entertaining exposure. This is a fascinating book about an irreverent, uniquely American genius. Highly recommended!
I've read a good number of books about QM and Particle Physics but do not pretend to fully understand the science. But at least I know understand much more about one of the giants of the field. Feynman deserves to be known as the equal of others both before and after his era and this wonderful book will help you understand why.
By the way, some of the negative reviews seem, to me anyway, to be based on a serious misunderstanding of what Gleick was trying to do. He does, at times, skip around a bit but it is always to emphasize an essential point.
This is not an easy read; Gleick does an admirable job of explaining difficult concepts but they are, after all, difficult. You will need to take your time with this and not rush it. In the end you will feel that it paid off.
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Genius is an incredibly readable story of an incredible human: a mind, an intense sense of humor, a curiosity.Read more