Feynman

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First Second, Aug 30, 2011 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 272 pages

Richard Feynman: physicist . . . Nobel winner . . . bestselling author . . . safe-cracker.

In this substantial graphic novel biography, First Second presents the larger-than-life exploits of Nobel-winning quantum physicist, adventurer, musician, world-class raconteur, and one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century: Richard Feynman. Written by nonfiction comics mainstay Jim Ottaviani and brilliantly illustrated by First Second author Leland Myrick, Feynman tells the story of the great man's life from his childhood in Long Island to his work on the Manhattan Project and the Challenger disaster. Ottaviani tackles the bad with the good, leaving the reader delighted by Feynman's exuberant life and staggered at the loss humanity suffered with his death.

Anyone who ever wanted to know more about Richard P. Feynman, quantum electrodynamics, the fine art of the bongo drums, the outrageously obscure nation of Tuva, or the development and popularization of the field of physics in the United States need look no further than this rich and joyful work.

One of School Library Journal's Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011
One of Horn Book's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

 

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User Review  - Richj - LibraryThing

A great biography, covers Feynman's adventures, presents one of his lectures in detail. Gives a wonderful feeling for his life. The appendix is worth the price. Read full review

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User Review  - thoughtbox - LibraryThing

A good illustrated version of Feynman's other stories, but it misses a lot of the important bits. I'd say this is best after you've already read at least one of his other books of stories. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
35
Section 3
39
Section 4
43
Section 5
44
Section 6
47
Section 7
51
Section 8
53
Section 19
75
Section 20
79
Section 21
80
Section 22
84
Section 23
90
Section 24
92
Section 25
95
Section 26
96

Section 9
56
Section 10
58
Section 11
60
Section 12
61
Section 13
62
Section 14
64
Section 15
65
Section 16
68
Section 17
69
Section 18
71
Section 27
97
Section 28
98
Section 29
251
Section 30
253
Section 31
256
Section 32
259
Section 33
260
Section 34
262
Section 35
264
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About the author (2011)

JIM OTTAVIANI (Feynman, Primates) is the world's preeminent writer of comics and graphic novels about science. Notable works include a biography of Niels Bohr and the fast-paced tale of the desperate lives of early paleontologists and T-Minus: The Race to the Moon, from Aladdin books. He has worked as a nuclear engineer and is currently employed as a reference librarian in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

LELAND MYRICK (Feynman, Missouri Boy) is the Ignatz Award- and Harvey Award-nominated author and illustrator of The Sweet Collection and Bright Elegy. His writing and illustrations have appeared in publications as diverse as Dark Horse Comics, GQ Japan and Vogue Russia. He grew up in Missouri, a place that has inspired much of his poetry and art, and he now lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife and daughter.

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