Genius by James Gleick audiobook

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

By James Gleick
Read by Dick Estell

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    ISBN: 9780307915108

To his colleagues, Richard Feynman was not so much a genius as he was a full-blown magician: someone who “does things that nobody else could do and that seem completely unexpected.” The path he cleared for twentieth-century physics led from the making of the atomic bomb to a Nobel Prize-winning theory of quantam electrodynamics to his devastating exposé of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. At the same time, the ebullient Feynman established a reputation as an eccentric showman, a master safe cracker and bongo player, and a wizard of seduction. Now James Gleick, author of the bestselling Chaos, unravels teh dense skein of Feynman‘s thought as well as the paradoxes of his character in a biography—which was nominated for a National Book Award—of outstanding lucidity and compassion.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A 1993 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Autobiography/Biography

A 1992 National Book Award Finalist

To his colleagues, Richard Feynman was not so much a genius as he was a full-blown magician: someone who “does things that nobody else could do and that seem completely unexpected.” The path he cleared for twentieth-century physics led from the making of the atomic bomb to a Nobel Prize-winning theory of quantam electrodynamics to his devastating exposé of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. At the same time, the ebullient Feynman established a reputation as an eccentric showman, a master safe cracker and bongo player, and a wizard of seduction. Now James Gleick, author of the bestselling Chaos, unravels teh dense skein of Feynman‘s thought as well as the paradoxes of his character in a biography—which was nominated for a National Book Award—of outstanding lucidity and compassion.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mesmerizing…a stimulating adventure in the annals of science…[Feynman] would be surprised by Genius, and very pleasantly so.” New York Times
“The book is a moving, beautifully written literate and perceptive account of Feynman’s life.” Nature
“Gleick’s narrative, consistently measured and elegant is a formidable work of scientific biography.” New Statesman
“I came away from Genius feeling that I knew a lot more about Feynman and his play in twentieth century science.” Sunday Times (London)
“An inspiration to anyone in pursuit of their own fulfillment as a person of genius.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“[Gleick] steadily levies just enough of the burden of Feynman’s genius on the reader so that the physicist remains, in the end, a person and not an icon of science. A genius could not hope for better.” Publishers Weekly
the most touching, affecting, and important works of scientific biography to have been produced in the last 30 years, a fine book that deserves a place in every collection. Library Journal

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Author Bio: James Gleick

Author Bio: James Gleick

James Gleick is a leading chronicler of science and technology, the bestselling author of Chaos, Genius, and The Information. His books have been translated into thirty languages. Gleick, a former reporter and editor of the New York Times, lives in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 20.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English