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The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius by [Farmelo, Graham]

The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius Main Edition, Kindle Edition

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'Graham Farmelo has found the subject he was born to write about, and brought it off triumphantly. Dirac was one of the great founding fathers of modern physics, a theoretician who explored the sub-atomic world through the power of pure mathematics. He was also a most extraordinary man - an extreme introvert, and perhaps autistic. Farmelo traces the outward events as authoritatively as the inward. This is a monumental achievement - one of the great scientific biographies.' --Michael Frayn

'A must-read for anyone interested in the extraordinary power of pure thought. With this revelatory, moving and definitive biography, Graham Farmelo provides the first real glimpse inside the bizarre mind of Paul Dirac, Britain's Einstein, to explain how this great unsung national hero harnessed beauty to reveal the existence of anti-matter and even to glimpse the beginnings of string theory.' --Roger Highfield, New Scientist

'This is a beautifully written, remarkable biography of a remarkable man. It paints a sensitive portrait of his character, puts into words his science in a way that will capture every reader's attention and memorably conveys Dirac's achievement.' --Silvan Schweber

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'This is a beautifully written, remarkable biography of a remarkable man. It paints a sensitive portrait of his character, puts into words his science in a way that will capture every reader's attention and memorably conveys Dirac's achievement.'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3648 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (22 Jan. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0030UDWF2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 135 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,338 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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