Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Feynman's science

Physicist Richard Feynman has been feted as a brilliant scientist and raconteur in a number of biographies in recent years. In Quantum Man,Krauss takes a different slant. He shows the progression of Feynman's science through out his life. He explores Feynman's interaction with other scientists,the plus and minuses of his need to work it all out from scratch,his brilliance, his stubbornness.

The result is a fascinating look at the work of a gifted physicist. While readers aren't asked to physics to understand the book, it is helpful to be familiar with the concepts being discussed.


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