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The Resource Quantum man : Richard Feynman's life in science, Lawrence M. Krauss

Quantum man : Richard Feynman's life in science, Lawrence M. Krauss

Label
Quantum man : Richard Feynman's life in science
Title
Quantum man
Title remainder
Richard Feynman's life in science
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence M. Krauss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the colorful, turbulent life of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, from the death of his childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his rise as an icon in the scientific community
  • 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 best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. An immensely colorful persona in and out of the office, Feynman revolutionized our understanding of nature amid a turbulent life. Krauss presents that life from the death of Feynman s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon as seen through the science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions. An accessible reflection on the issues that drive physics today, Quantum Man captures the story of a man who was willing to break all the rules to tame a theory that broke all the rules. -- Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krauss, Lawrence M.
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.F49
LC item number
K73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great discoveries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Feynman, Richard Phillips
  • Feynman, Richard P
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Feynman, Richard P
  • Physicists
  • Physicists
  • United States
  • Physicists
  • Nobelpristagare
  • Physicists
  • Physics
Label
Quantum man : Richard Feynman's life in science, Lawrence M. Krauss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Lights, camera, action -- The quantum universe -- A new way of thinking -- Alice in Quantumland -- Endings and beginnings -- Loss of innocence -- Paths to greatness -- From here to infinity -- Splitting an atom -- Through a glass darkly -- Matter of the heart and the heart of matter -- Rearranging the universe -- Hiding in the mirror -- Distractions and delights -- Twisting the tail of the cosmos -- From top to bottom -- Truth, beauty, and freedom -- Character is destiny
Control code
ocn601108916
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780393340655
Lccn
2010045512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o601108916
  • (OCoLC)601108916
Label
Quantum man : Richard Feynman's life in science, Lawrence M. Krauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Lights, camera, action -- The quantum universe -- A new way of thinking -- Alice in Quantumland -- Endings and beginnings -- Loss of innocence -- Paths to greatness -- From here to infinity -- Splitting an atom -- Through a glass darkly -- Matter of the heart and the heart of matter -- Rearranging the universe -- Hiding in the mirror -- Distractions and delights -- Twisting the tail of the cosmos -- From top to bottom -- Truth, beauty, and freedom -- Character is destiny
Control code
ocn601108916
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780393340655
Lccn
2010045512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o601108916
  • (OCoLC)601108916

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