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Good book on physicists

  1. Oct 1, 2016 #1
    One of my instructors likes to talk about little aspects of the lives of famous physicists and it has made me really interested in these people.
    Does anyone have any recommendations on any books that give a good little run down of of the life and times of famous physicists? I'm sure there are full biographies available for guys like Plank and Dirac but I'm looking for a book that talks about more of them.
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2016 #2

    Dr Transport

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  4. Oct 1, 2016 #3
    that looks like a good one. thanks!

    any other suggestions?
     
  5. Oct 1, 2016 #4

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    just a butt load of biographies, amazon has them all
     
  6. Oct 1, 2016 #5

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    A very good one is The Strangest Man: A Biography of Paul Dirac by Graham Farmelo.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2016 #6

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    Just a portion of my book shelf.....

    American Prometheus: Oppenheimer

    Uncertainty: Werner Heisenberg

    Beat of a Different Drum: Feynman

    True Genius: Bardeen

    Rosalyn Franklin: the Dark Lady of DNA

    The End of the Certain World: Max Born

    Great Solid State Physicists of the 20th Century
     
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  9. Oct 2, 2016 #8
    Hawking, "On the Shoulders of Giants"
     
  10. Oct 2, 2016 #9
    awesome. thanks guys. my birthday is coming up and this will give me something to bug my gf about haha
     
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