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The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
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Dec 09, 2009

it was amazing
Read in November, 2009

A wonderfully written biography of a fascinating, odd, brilliant and pioneering theoretical physicist. The title of the book is perhaps not the best, certainly from the perspective of the portrait painted by Graham Farmelo, as he consistently places Dirac in the position he should enjoy; a major force during the infancy of quantum physics, whose insights and 'tools' are still relevant and in use today. This book can be enjoyed by all. It is not a book FOR physicists, rather a book about a physicist. One of the best books I've read this year.
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