For nearly 50 years, until his death in 1988, aged 70, Richard Feynman's discoveries lay at the heart of the development of modern physics. Always controversial, Feynman (whom a colleague described as being like a combination of Groucho Marx and Alfred Einstein) was a key physicist from his days as part of the atom-bomb-making team at Los Alamos in the early 1940s, until his discovery of the reason for the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster 40 years later. This book combines Feynman's life-story with an account of his thought and its context.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
If you've read any of Richard Feynman's wonderful autobiographies you may think that a biography of Feynman would be a waste of your time. Wrong! Gleick's Genius is a masterpiece of scientific biography--and an inspiration to anyone in pursuit of their own fulfillment as a person of genius. Deservedly nominated for a National Book Award, underservedly passed over by the committee in the face of tough competition, and very deservedly a book that you must read.From the Inside Flap:
From the author of the national bestseller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also . . . makes for a stimulating adventure in the annals of science" (The New York Times). 16 pages of photos.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Little, Brown Publishing, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Published In 1992 : Reprinted Edition : Little , Brown Publishing : Quite A Heavy Book : Very Light To Faint Face Rubbing To The Dust Wrapper : Otherwise, As New Throughout : Overall, A Very Nice Book : Nº de ref. de la librería 53 - 19672
Descripción Little, Brown & Company, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0316903167