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              Books by Graham Farmelo

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              The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

              The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom (Hardback)

              By Farmelo, Graham

              Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac was one of the titans of twentieth-century physics. He predicted, purely from what he saw in his equations, the existence of antimatter. The youngest person ever to win the Nobel Prize for Physics, he was almost pathologically unable to communicate. He i...s said to have cried only once, when his friend Einstein died.Based on previously undiscovered archives, The Strangest Man reveals the many facets of Dirac's brilliant, uneasy mind. Politically radical, Dirac vacationed in the Soviet Union at the height of the purges. He was legendary for his silences and his strange literal-mindedness; throughout his greatest period of productivity, his postcards home contained only remarks about the weather.Celebrating Dirac's massive scientific achievement while drawing a compassionate portrait of his life, scientist Graham Farmelo offers thrilling sketches of Dirac's greatest theoretical leaps and discoveries. An arresting human story, The Strangest Man also depicts one of the most exciting eras in scientific history.
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              ISBN 9780465018277
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2009
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              The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom
                

              The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Farmelo, Graham

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              One of Einstein's most admired colleagues, Paul Dirac helped discover quantum mechanics, and his prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. The Strangest Man uses previously undiscovered archives to reveal the many facets of Dirac's brill...iantly original mind.
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              ISBN 9780465022106
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2011
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              The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
                

              The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Farmelo, Graham

              A groundbreaking exploration of how the interplay of physics and mathematics has enriched our understanding of the universe - essential reading for anyone who wants to grasp how physicists are attempting, in Stephen Hawking's words, to 'know the mind of God'.One of the great myst...eries of science is that underlying all the complexities of the universe is a harmonious order, whose existence Einstein described as 'a miracle'. No less miraculous, the fundamental laws of the universe can be written in the language of advanced mathematics.Searching for these laws, physicists have found themselves developing ambitious mathematical ideas without experiment as their guide. In The Universe Speaks in Numbers, Graham Farmelo demonstrates how today's greatest scientific minds are working in a tradition that dates back to Newton. He takes us on an adventure from the Enlightenment, through the breakthroughs of Einstein and Dirac, to the contemporary physicists and mathematicians who are shedding fascinating light on each other's disciplines. As Farmelo shows, this blossoming relationship between mathematics and physics is responsible for huge, redefining advances in our understanding of reality, space and time.Always lively, vivid and authoritative, Farmelo guides the reader through the most thrilling and controversial developments in contemporary thought. LISTEN TO THE ACCOMPANYING PODCAST featuring interviews with leading scientists at www.grahamfarmelo.com'A superbly written, riveting book. In elegant prose, and using virtually no equations, Farmelo describes the ongoing quest of great thinkers to understand the bedrock nature of reality' Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge'I am overcome with admiration for this book's range and profundity ... An amazing achievement' Michael Frayn, award-winning writer of Copenhagen 'Masterful ... a riveting account of one of the greatest stories of our time' Nima Arkani
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              ISBN 9780571321810
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              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
              Publisher Faber and Faber
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              It Must Be Beautiful: Great Equations Of Modern Science
               

              It Must Be Beautiful: Great Equations Of Modern Science (Paperback, New edition)

              By Farmelo, Graham

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              Equations lie at the heart of many of the most successful scientific theories. Here, scientists unpack the best known equations so that they become understandable, and we are enlightened by a knowledge of how it was arrived at, what it can do and what remains to be understood abo...ut it.
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              ISBN 9781862075559
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2003
              Publisher Granta Books
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              The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius
                

              The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Farmelo, Graham

              One of the most acclaimed and fascinating science biographies of recent times.

              ISBN 9780571250073
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              Released NZ 22 Jan 2009
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              The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
               

              The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets (Paperback, Main)

              By Farmelo, Graham

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              'A superbly written, riveting book.' Martin Rees Searching for the fundamental laws of the universe, physicists have found themselves developing ambitious mathematical ideas.

              ISBN 9780571321827
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets

              The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets (Hardback, Main)

              By Farmelo, Graham

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              Many of the world's leading physicists are confident that they are on track to discover a new understanding of the universe which will entail a complete rethink of gravity, space and time. What is extraordinary is that they are achieving these breakthroughs through thought alone.

              ISBN 9780571321803
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
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              Churchill's Bomb: A hidden history of Britain's first nuclear weapons programme
               

              Churchill's Bomb: A hidden history of Britain's first nuclear weapons programme (Paperback, Main)

              By Farmelo, Graham

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              Churchill was far more interested in science than he appeared. This book reveals an aspect of the great Prime Minister's life: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons.

              ISBN 9780571249794
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2014
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              The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius

              The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius (Paperback, Main)

              By Farmelo, Graham

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              Paul Dirac was one of the leading pioneers of the greatest revolution in 20th-century science: quantum mechanics. Based on an archive of family papers, this title celebrates Dirac's massive scientific achievement while drawing a portrait of his life and work.

              ISBN 9780571222865
              Released NZ 9 Feb 2010
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              Churchill's Bomb
                

              Churchill's Bomb (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Farmelo, Graham

              Reveals an aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons.

              ISBN 9780571300280
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              Released NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Faber and Faber
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