Richard Feynman was an American physicist who won the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics.
“Richard Feynman is probably the greatest American postwar physicist. He worked on the atomic bomb in his 20s and he got the Nobel Prize. But he was also famous for writing his papers in topless bars. His wife died of tuberculosis when they were at Los Alamos building the bomb and he decided you could go one of two ways. You could either say, “I’m going to be totally depressed for the rest of my life,” or, “I’m going to enjoy myself.”” Marcus Chown, a student of Feynman, discussing the best books on Cosmology.
For a biography of Richard Feynman, astronomy professor Andrew Lawrence recommends Quantum Man. “It is very straightforward and beautifully written. If you want to know what it is like inside the skull of a physicist it is a very good book to read.”
Books by Richard Feynman
Interviews where books by Richard Feynman were recommended
Life on Earth
by David Attenborough
On the Generation of Animals (Contained in The Works of William Harvey)
by William Harvey
Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution
by Robert Carroll
The Feynman Lectures on Physics
by Richard Feynman
Intelligent Life in the Universe
by Carl Sagan & Iosif Shklovsky
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