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The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo

Label
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
Title variation
Hidden life of Paul Dirac
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. One of Einstein's most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Dirac's personality is legendary. He was an extraordinarily reserved loner, relentlessly literal-minded and appeared to have no empathy with most people. Yet he was a family man and was intensely loyal to his friends. His tastes in the arts ranged from Beethoven to Cher, from Rembrandt to Mickey Mouse. Based on previously undiscovered archives, The Strangest Man reveals the many facets of Dirac's brilliantly original mind. A compelling human story, The Strangest Man also depicts a spectacularly exciting era in scientific history. --Book jacket
Awards note
Costa Award, 2009.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UPZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farmelo, Graham
Dewey number
530.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.D57
LC item number
F37 2009b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dirac, P. A. M.
  • Physicists
  • Quantum theory
Label
The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Strangest man -- Abbreviations in notes -- Notes -- Bibliography -- List of plates -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
ocn426938310
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
539 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465018277
Lccn
2009925681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)426938310
Label
The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Strangest man -- Abbreviations in notes -- Notes -- Bibliography -- List of plates -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
ocn426938310
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
539 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465018277
Lccn
2009925681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)426938310

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