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The Resource Richard Feynman : a life in science, John and Mary Gribbin

Richard Feynman : a life in science, John and Mary Gribbin

Label
Richard Feynman : a life in science
Title
Richard Feynman
Title remainder
a life in science
Statement of responsibility
John and Mary Gribbin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Few human beings have advanced science further than Richard Feynman. Even fewer scientists have made their work so profoundly human. Now this brilliant biography vividly illumines the immense achievement and all-encompassing humanity of the Nobel prizewinner who was arguably the first physicist of his generation, the most inspiring and influential mentor and teacher, and to those who knew and loved him, a practical joker, safecracker, and bongo player supreme in the
  • Constellation of scientific stars. We follow Feynman growing up in a decade shadowed by the Great Depression and the gathering storm of World War II, going to universities where Jewish quotas were still the norm and where he dazzled professors and peers with the swiftness of his intellect and directness of his insight, which marked him early as a major figure. We see him, as well, as a handsome young man filled with zest for life and love, blessed with wit and charm
  • With his entry into the project to develop the atomic bomb, we watch him flower in the company of scientific greats, even as he pursued the epochal investigations into quantum electrodynamics that would win him the Nobel Prize. This landmark study of how electricity and magnetism work was but the first achievement in a career that reached into varied areas of physics and resulted in remarkable discoveries
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gribbin, John
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • b
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.F49
LC item number
G75 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gribbin, Mary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physicists
  • Feynman, Richard P.
Label
Richard Feynman : a life in science, John and Mary Gribbin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Penguin, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36696651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780525941248
Lccn
97015147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Richard Feynman : a life in science, John and Mary Gribbin
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Penguin, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36696651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780525941248
Lccn
97015147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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