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5.0 out of 5 stars Feynman, a Science Gold Mine for Teens
Feynman, a graphic novel written by Jim Ottaviani has the power to excite and educate the minds of interested youths and adults alike.
Jim Ottaviani has created an accessible text that does justice to the science and unique personality of Richard P. Feynman (1918 - 1988). The art by Leland Myrick skillfully conveys in a visual format many hard notions of quantum...
Published on 20 Nov. 2011 by Kevin Johnson

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair, but hollow feeling
This graphic novel is cute and covers a topic that few I've seen have covered. Namely, a non-fiction account of a scientist's life. However, after reading 'Surely you must be joking, Mr. Feynman', which is a series of stories narrated by Feynman himself, this book felt like it barely scratched the surface of the interesting parts of Richard Feynman's life. Each short...
Published on 29 July 2012 by Seany B


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feynman, a Science Gold Mine for Teens, 20 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Feynman (Hardcover)
Feynman, a graphic novel written by Jim Ottaviani has the power to excite and educate the minds of interested youths and adults alike.
Jim Ottaviani has created an accessible text that does justice to the science and unique personality of Richard P. Feynman (1918 - 1988). The art by Leland Myrick skillfully conveys in a visual format many hard notions of quantum mechanics and portrays the many giants of modern physics who crossed the path of Feynman, and the colouring by Hilary Sycamore in this stunning graphic novel is at times vivid, always varied and often employs soft hues. Feynman, a book suitable for Junior High or High School students, serves as a fabulous primer for quantum mechanics and QED. Ottaviani, to my mind, has wisely left the more salacious adulterous elements out of the text, to make the book child-friendly, a highly worthy goal. The interested adult may find a full treatment of this very human but less palatable aspect of Feynman's life in Genius by James Gleick.
This fine and rewarding book on Feynman deserves to be in every Junior High Science or High School Physics class room and in the home of any parent who wants to instill in their teenager a love of science, as the father of Richard P. Feynman did with such notable results.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Feynman 101, 6 Sept. 2011
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This graphic-biography of QED's great populariser is a wonderfully frantic crash-course of Feynman's life. Flitting from scene to scene and anecdote to anecdote whilst still maintaining some sort of linear timeline, exposes the reader to the wealth of humour, intelligence, and wisdom that Feynman exuded throughout his life. The graphic novel format lends the biography an incredibly approachable nature, allowing the narrator's (Feynman's) flights of fancy come vividly alive. Furthermore, an excellent further reading section towards the back of the novel gives Feynman rookies an excellent distillation of the wealth of literature surrounding the extraordinary man.

One thing that did disappoint me is that there was rather little of any actual science - it seems a little peripheral and rushed. However, I can imagine that another complete graphic novel (or library) could be devoted to QED - and what is included is explained to a high enough standard to grab and sustain the reader's interest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and moving, 22 Aug. 2013
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Bought this as a gift for my other half who is a big Feynman fan, then ended up grabbing it to read myself. It really gets across Feynman's larger-than-life personality and charisma, and takes an empathic look at the tragic aspects of his life as well. I love the way the images and text work together. While I mostly read conventional fiction (ie just words) I'm starting to appreciate - through books like this - the power of characterful drawings to convey moods or feelings without words. Very impressive. My OH's favourite scene is the one where Feynman's friends help him finish a piece of work by literally locking him in a room and passing food under the door until it's done. We could all do with friends like those at times...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 10 Nov. 2011
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I bought this book as a present for Christmas and I know it'll be appreciated, the level of physics will please any physics student (its for a physics student), yet it is still readable by anyone who only has the very basics grasps of physics. It is a stunning autobiography with amazing graphics, pretty much every page being in full colour.

RECOMMEND.
Well worth the money.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair, but hollow feeling, 29 July 2012
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This graphic novel is cute and covers a topic that few I've seen have covered. Namely, a non-fiction account of a scientist's life. However, after reading 'Surely you must be joking, Mr. Feynman', which is a series of stories narrated by Feynman himself, this book felt like it barely scratched the surface of the interesting parts of Richard Feynman's life. Each short section in this graphic novel barely feels cohesive because so much is trying to be said in so few words.

Also, a lot of the subject matter of this book is already covered by "Surely you must be joking, Mr. Feynman" - and covered in more amusing detail, no less.

If you really prefer comic style books to plain text, then you might prefer this book. Otherwise, stick to other, better books about this intelligent and hilarious man.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars QED for dummies, 15 Jan. 2012
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You don't have to be a physicist to like this book, but most likely it will make wan't to lear more about physics. The novel tells the story of Richard Feynman and espescially focuses on how he developed the QED theory. It sounds boring, but it isn't. If you liked "Logicomix" you probably will enjoy "Feynman".
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting, well-produced, 21 Oct. 2011
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i am not a comic book fan but this volume is really something - well produced, nice drawings, some occational lionization of the protagonist, but that is to be expected i guess. the science parts are a bit boring but only twice in the book do they become too elaborate. recommended if you are a feynman fan, or if you would like to know a lot about feynman in a short time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice comic, 23 Jan. 2015
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Great if you like Feynman
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