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Quantum man : Richard Feynman's life in science

Author: Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2011.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the colorful, turbulent life of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, from the death of his childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his rise as an icon in the scientific community.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Richard P Feynman; Richard P Feynman; Richard P Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman; Richard P Feynman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
ISBN: 9780393064711 0393064719 0393340651 9780393340655
OCLC Number: 601108916
Description: xvii, 350 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Lights, camera, action --
The quantum universe --
A new way of thinking --
Alice in Quantumland --
Endings and beginnings --
Loss of innocence --
Paths to greatness --
From here to infinity --
Splitting an atom --
Through a glass darkly --
Matter of the heart and the heart of matter --
Rearranging the universe --
Hiding in the mirror --
Distractions and delights --
Twisting the tail of the cosmos --
From top to bottom --
Truth, beauty, and freedom --
Character is destiny.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Krauss.
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