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The Strangest Man: The hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius Paperback – 24 Dec 2009

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (7 Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780571222865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571222865
  • ASIN: 0571222862
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 4 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`Superb biography.' --Observer

`A sensitive study of a complicated genius.' --Sunday Times

`[Dirac] is fortunate to have Farmelo as his biographer.' --Guardian

`Dirac should be more widely recognised. Luckily for the reader, he is interesting enough in his own right that doing so is a pleasure.' --The Times Paperback of the Week

`Masterful biography ... a deeply humane portrait.' --Irish Times

`Sympathetic biography ... makes one warm to this complicated man of deep feeling but limited expression.' --Independent on Sunday

`Deserves plaudits for balancing a technical account of Paul Dirac's work with a sensitive story of a peculiar person ... commendable portrait.' --Daily Telegraph

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The Strangest Man is Graham Farmelo's Costa Biography Award-winning biography of Paul Dirac, the greatest British physicist since Isaac Newton - and one of the strangest geniuses of the twentieth century.

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