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Genius - The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

James Gleick

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dick Estell

Length:

20h 10m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:33


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:01


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:02


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:02


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:20


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:45


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:49


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:08


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:37


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

10:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:50


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:07


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:57


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:58


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:22


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:03


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:21


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:00


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

09:20


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:22


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:23


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:21


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:37


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:26


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:35


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

09:53


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:35


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:07


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:22


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:00


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:17


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:22


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:54


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:24


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:55


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:03


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:39


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

09:18


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:17


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:12


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:00


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:49


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:49


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:26


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:16


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:56


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:34


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:06


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:44


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:06


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:02


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:10


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:11


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:00


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

09:59


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

09:36


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

09:20


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:28


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:44


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

08:32


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

09:40


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

09:17


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:46


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

09:35


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

09:50


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:57


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:35


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:12


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

09:31


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:44


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:27


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:13


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:28


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:52


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

09:01


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:13


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

08:35


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:02


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

08:16


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

09:09


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

08:28


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:45


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

00:15