Engaging . Krauss explains scientific material in a clear, lively style that would have earned Feynman s approval . A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick s Genius.
Such a charismatic figure deserves a charismatic, knowledgeable, and literate physicist as his warts-and-all biographer. Lawrence Krauss fits the bill admirably and rises to the challenge with style, panache, and deep understanding.--Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and "The Greatest Show on Earth"
Seamlessly entwining colorful episodes of physics most curious character with wonderfully clear descriptions of Feynman s penetrating breakthroughs in quantum theory, Krauss s account is both entertaining and masterly. A great read.--Brian Greene, author of "The Hidden Reality" and "The Elegant Universe"
Krauss's account is both entertaining and masterly. A great read. --Brian Greene
Krauss's personal reflections on his subject add a new level of insight into the man and his scientific legacy . . . . A masterpiece. --Walter Isaacson
A lively and engrossing biography of a lively and engrossing man.--Steven Pinker
"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews
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 a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.