Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (The Great Discoveries Series)

4.06 avg rating
( 3,120 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781441780256: Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (The Great Discoveries Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Depicts the life of the renowned Nobel Prize-winning physicist who had a colorful, turbulent life, from the death of his childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his rise as an icon in the scientific community. Simultaneous.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Engaging . Krauss explains scientific material in a clear, lively style that would have earned Feynman s approval . A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick s Genius. "

Lawrence Krauss's wonderful biography manages to combine a rolling narrative with a crystal clear explanation of Richard Feynman's science. Its lively descriptions make both electromagnetism and quantum mechanics fun, while Krauss's personal reflections on his subject add a new level of insight into the man and his scientific legacy. Quantum Man is a masterpiece. --Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe"

Seamlessly entwining colorful episodes of physics most curious character with wonderfully clear descriptions of Feynman s penetrating breakthroughs in quantum theory, Krauss s account is both entertaining and masterly. A great read.--Brian Greene, author of The Hidden Reality and The Elegant Universe"

Such a charismatic figure deserves a charismatic, knowledgeable, and literate physicist as his warts-and-all biographer. Lawrence Krauss fits the bill admirably and rises to the challenge with style, panache, and deep understanding.--Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth

Seamlessly entwining colorful episodes of physics' most 'curious character' with wonderfully clear descriptions of Feynman's penetrating breakthroughs in quantum theory, Krauss's account is both entertaining and masterly. A great read.--Brian Greene, author of The Hidden Reality and The Elegant Universe

A lively and engrossing biography of a lively and engrossing man. Krauss recounts the life and ideas of one of the century's greatest scientist with a deep understanding of both the physics and the man, presented with great lucidity and charm.--Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works

About the Author:

Lawrence M. Krauss is the director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University and has written more than three hundred scientific publications and seven books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. He lives in Tempe, Arizona, and Shaker Heights, Ohio.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Good
8 AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: £ 3.56
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780393340655: Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0393340651 ISBN 13:  9780393340655
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co., 2012
Softcover

9780393064711: Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)

W. W. ..., 2011
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lawrence M. Krauss
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2011)
ISBN 10: 1441780254 ISBN 13: 9781441780256
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Yard Sale Store
(Narrowsburg, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2011. Audio CD. Condition: Good. 8 AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection. Some library marking. We will polish the AUDIO CDs for smooth listening. You will receive a reliable set. Enjoy this presentable AUDIO CD performance. Seller Inventory # 03032018140305

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
£ 8.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.56
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Krauss, Lawrence M.
Published by Blackstone Audio 2011-03-21 (2011)
ISBN 10: 1441780254 ISBN 13: 9781441780256
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
LowKeyBooks
(Sumas, WA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Blackstone Audio 2011-03-21, 2011. Audio CD. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-1441780254-3

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
£ 12.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Lawrence M. Krauss
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2011)
ISBN 10: 1441780254 ISBN 13: 9781441780256
Used Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
The Yard Sale Store
(Narrowsburg, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2011. AudioCD. Condition: Very Good. NEW! You will receive 8 AUDIO CDs NEW IN THE SHRINK WRAP.Slight shelf wear to the shrink wrap. BRAND NEW CDs inside. Enjoy this new Audio CD performance. Seller Inventory # 1214ACASSET0013

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
£ 9.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.56
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Lawrence M. Krauss
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2011)
ISBN 10: 1441780254 ISBN 13: 9781441780256
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Yard Sale Store
(Narrowsburg, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2011. Audio CD. Condition: Very Good. 8 BRAND NEW AUDIO CDs. New in the shrink wrap. Some shelf wear to the covers. NEW CDs. Enjoy this NEW AUDIO CD performance, GIFT QUALITY for your home and library. Audio Book. Seller Inventory # 09201814011117

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
£ 11.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.56
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds