Strange Beauty
  • Author : George Johnson
  • Release Date : 29 September 2010
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307765451
Ratings: 3
From 1 Voters
Get This Book

Strange Beauty Book Summary

With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized modern particle physics with his models of the quark and the Eightfold Way. Born into a Jewish immigrant family on New York's East 14th Street, Gell-Mann's prodigious talent was evident from an early age--he entered Yale at 15, completed his Ph.D. at 21, and was soon identifying the structures of the world's smallest components and illuminating the elegant symmetries of the universe. Beautifully balanced in its portrayal of an extraordinary and difficult man, interpreting the concepts of advanced physics with scrupulous clarity and simplicity, Strange Beauty is a tour-de-force of both science writing and biography.

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

Author : George Johnson
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Total View : 4173 Views
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Get Book

With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized ...

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

Author : Eliza Factor
Publisher : Parallax Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Total View : 3105 Views
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Get Book

A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community. This intimate, no-holds barred memoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. ...

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

Author : A. Siewers
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Literary Criticism
Total View : 8285 Views
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Get Book

Strange Beauty provides a new perspective on early Celtic stories of the Otherworld and their relevance to today's ecological concerns, arguing for a contemporary re-reading of the Otherworld trope in relation to physical experience....

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

Author : Cynthia Jean Hahn
Publisher : Penn State Press
Genre : Art
Total View : 1482 Views
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Get Book

"A study of reliquaries as a form of representation in medieval art. Explores how reliquaries stage the importance and meaning of relics using a wide range of artistic means from material and ornament to metaphor and symbolism"--Provided by publisher....

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

Author : Lori Weber
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Total View : 5109 Views
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Get Book

There are some things a teen can take for granted, or so Penny thinks. Beautiful girls get all the breaks. An eccentric old woman is going to be the target of every kid in the 'hood. But what if things are not all they seem? Lori Weber's talents are on ...

Strange Beautiful Music

Strange Beautiful Music

Author : Joe Satriani,Jake Brown
Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Total View : 5700 Views
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Get Book

Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called "a guitar God!" Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar like a new horizon for the broader genre of instrumental ...

Making Strange

Making Strange

Author : Herbert Grabes
Publisher : Rodopi
Genre : Social Science
Total View : 1060 Views
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Get Book

This compact, indispensable overview answers a vexed question: Why do so many works of modern and postmodern literature and art seem designed to appear 'strange', and how can they still cause pleasure in the beholder? To help overcome the initial barrier caused by this 'strangeness', the general reader is given ...

Erwin Olaf  Strange Beauty

Erwin Olaf Strange Beauty

Author : Anja Huber
Publisher : Hatje Cantz
Genre : Uncategorized
Total View : 2913 Views
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Get Book

For his photographs and films, the Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf creates a world that has been staged down to its smallest detail. It seems very similar to ours, but its artificiality give it an enigmatic sense. Still, with their visuals borrowed from the film and advertising industries, the works are ...