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Feynman by Jim Ottaviani
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Feynman (2011)

by Jim Ottaviani, Leland Myrick (Illustrator), Hilary Sycamore (Illustrator), Marion Vitus (Designer and Illustrator)

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Feynman was one of the greatest scientists ever. But he was quite the character as well. His musing of safe cracking and joke playing are quite entertaining. This book gets into his personal life and his family as well. Not to mention the graphic novel and beautiful drawings. ( )
  ksmedberg | Aug 15, 2018 |
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. ( )
  Richj | Dec 30, 2017 |
Nice, but not as lively as Feynman's own recollections in his books. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
Even for someone who has read a lot of and about Feynman, this was an enjoyable read.

And if you haven't this is a good intro. ( )
  clmerle | Jul 22, 2017 |
Actually makes some of the anecdote stuff clearer, which is okay. The problem is the illustrations seriously suck. ( )
  Baku-X | Jan 10, 2017 |
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Jim Ottavianiprimary authorall editionscalculated
Myrick, LelandIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Sycamore, HilaryIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Vitus, MarionDesigner and Illustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Tomasini, Clarasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Thanks to Carl Feynman, Michelle Feynman, and Ralph Leighton for their generosity over the years. And if the laws of physics allowed, I'd go back to thank whoever it was that first showed me "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" then I would read it again, for the first time. -J.O.

For Maria. -L.M.
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So you see ... nature has always looked like a horrible mess ... but as we go along, we discover patterns and come up with theories.
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"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" -- from publisher's web site.… (more)

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