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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date November 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679747048
ISBN-10 0679747044
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A biography of the flamboyant Nobel Prize-winning scientist describes how Feynman cracked safes, played the bongos, studied the behavior of Jell-O, and conducted experiments in seduction, all in the name of science. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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from Pantheon Books (October 1, 1992)
9780679408369 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Profiles the life and achievements of iconoclastic physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman, describing his unique vision of science and his revolutionary legacy
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679747048
 
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (November 1, 1993)
9780679747048 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $17.95
About: A biography of the flamboyant Nobel Prize-winning scientist describes how Feynman cracked safes, played the bongos, studied the behavior of Jell-O, and conducted experiments in seduction, all in the name of science
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780679416944
 
from Random House (October 1, 1992)
9780679416944 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The best-selling author of Chaos profiles the life and achievements of iconoclastic physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman, describing his unique vision of science and his revolutionary legacy.

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