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The Resource The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo, (electronic resource)

The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo, (electronic resource)

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The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom
Title
The strangest man
Title remainder
the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom
Statement of responsibility
Graham Farmelo
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, one of Einstein's most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Based on previously undiscovered archives, this biography reveals the many facets of Dirac's brilliantly original mind as well as the spectacularly exciting era of scientific discovery in which he lived
Summary
Paul Dirac (1902–1984) shared the 1933 Nobel Prize for physics with Schrodinger, yet remains a genius far less familiar to those outside the study of physics itself. Equal parts brilliance and eccentricity, Dirac seldom spoke in more than brief monosyllables yet combined the work of his peer--Einstein, Heisenberg, and Schrodinge--to shape seminal ideas such as the possibility of anti-matter and string theory. -- Description by Kimberly S. Burton
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • Costa Biography Award, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
330578
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
530.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom
Label
The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo, (electronic resource)
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http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3A0360A1-5195-4855-B45E-256609F760BC
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Publication
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Description based on print version record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-506) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn537834121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (539 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780465019922
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3A0360A1-5195-4855-B45E-256609F760BC
System control number
(OCoLC)537834121
Label
The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3A0360A1-5195-4855-B45E-256609F760BC
Publication
Note
Description based on print version record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-506) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn537834121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (539 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780465019922
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3A0360A1-5195-4855-B45E-256609F760BC
System control number
(OCoLC)537834121

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