Tuesday, January 10, 2012


by Jim Ottavanian [Biography Feynman]

This is a fascinating, and very readable biography of one of the most interesting and influential minds of the 20th century. Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was one of the foremost theoretical physicists in scentific history. His story is told here, in graphic-novel semi-autobiographical format. The art, while occasionally sketchy and off-putting, never-the-less captures Feynman's spirit (as evident in Feynman's own words), and serves as an extremely simplified introduction to numerous concepts in advanced physics. I was only vaguely aware of Feynman's contributions to world of science, but through this intriguing telling of his life's story, I'm curious enough now to want to track down some of the more traditional books that both he and his biographers have published over the years. Congrats -- job well done, Mr. Ottaviani! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ publisher's official Feynman web site ] | [ official Publishing site of Jim Ottaviani ]

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