Richard Feynman is one of my heroes! I love physics because of his wonderful Feynman Lectures on Physics, which in my view should be made a mandatory reading for any physics student; not as a set of text books following a university syllabus but as a set of books meant to nurture in the student an aptitude for the subject which is often, in India, learnt by rote.
A new biography of Feynman has hit bookstores authored by Lawrence Krauss of whom I have never heard before. A quick perusal online tells me that in this book, Mr. Krauss focuses predominantly on the various scientific fields and topics that Feynman touched. This distinguishes the book from Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick, which was primarily concerned with Feynman the person.
I have downloaded a Kindle sample to see if Mr. Krauss’ writing style holds my interest. I ll have an update on that here shortly. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear what you all think of the book. Any reviews would be useful.