Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics by James Gleick

Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics by James Gleick

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Always controversial, Feynman was a key physicist from his days as part of the A-Bomb making team 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.

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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.

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SKU GOR001233670
Title Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics
Author By (author) James Gleick
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 1992
Number of Pages 532
ISBN 10 0316903167
ISBN 13 9780316903165
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001233670
Title Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics
Author By (author) James Gleick
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 1992
Number of Pages 532
ISBN 10 0316903167
ISBN 13 9780316903165
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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