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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Pantheon Books, c1992
|Named Person:||Richard P Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman; Richard P Feynman|
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|Description:||x, 532 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||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 auaint 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 sshes. 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 fForever? Surely you're joking! A disaster of technology.
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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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