Quantum Man by Lawrence M. Krauss
Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)

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Lawrence M. Krauss is a physicist, and "Quantum Man" is part of a series dedicated to lives in science...While it is undoubtedly important for readers to grasp Feynman's scientific work, Mr. Krauss rarely uses the sort of crystal-clear language with which Feynman himself used to enlighten listeners.
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"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews


Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.
 

About Lawrence M. Krauss

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Lawrence M. Krauss is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and nine books, including the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, and the recipient of numerous international awards for his research and writing. Hailed by Scientific American as a "rare scientific public intellectual," he is also a regular columnist for newspapers and magazines and appears frequently on radio and television.
 
Published March 21, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 369 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Carl Rollyson on Apr 02 2011

Lawrence M. Krauss is a physicist, and "Quantum Man" is part of a series dedicated to lives in science...While it is undoubtedly important for readers to grasp Feynman's scientific work, Mr. Krauss rarely uses the sort of crystal-clear language with which Feynman himself used to enlighten listeners.

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