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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1992
|Named Person:||Richard P Feynman; Richard P Feynman; Richard P Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||x, 532 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Prologue. Far Rockaway. Neither country nor city - A birth and a death - It's worth it - At school - All things are made of atoms - A century of progress - Richard and Julian --
MIT. The best path - Socializing the engineer - The newest physics - Shop men - Feynman of course is Jewish - Forces in molecules - Is he good enough? --
Princeton. A quaint ceremonious village - Folds and rhythms - Forward or backward? - The reasonable man. Mr. X and the nature of time - Least action in quantum mechanics - The aura - The white plague - Preparing for war - The Manhattan Project - Finishing up --
Los Alamos. The man comes in with his briefcase - Chain reactions - The battleship and the mosquito boat - Diffusion - Computing by brain - Computing by machine - Fenced in - The last springtime - False hopes - Nuclear fear - I will bide my time - We scientists are clever --
Cornell. The university at peace - Phenomena complex --
laws simple - They all seem ashes - Around a mental block - Shrinking the infinities - Dyson - A half-assedly thought-out pictorial semi-vision thing - Schwinger's glory - My machines came from too far away - There was also presented (by Feynman). . . Cross-country with Freeman Dyson - Oppenheimer's surrender - Dyson graphs, Feynman diagrams - Away to a fabulous land --
CalTech. Faker from Copacabana - Alas, the love of women! Onward with physics - A quantum liquid - New particles, new language - Murray - In search of genius - Weak interactions - Toward a domestic life - From QED to genetics - Ghosts and worms - Room at the bottom - All his knowledge - The explorers and the tourists - The Swedish prize - Quarks and partons - Teaching the young - Do you think you can last on forever? - Surely you're joking! - A disaster of technology --
A Feynman bibliography --
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Genius is a wonderful biography of a very worthy person. I hesitated to bother reading after learning so much about Feynman from Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, and from What Do You Care What People Think, which I highly recommend, too. Gleick is to be commended...
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