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The Voice Of Genius : Conversations With Nobel Scientists And Other Luminaries - Denis Brian

The Voice Of Genius

Conversations With Nobel Scientists And Other Luminaries

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780738204475
Number Of Pages: 440

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In this unique book, celebrated biographer Denis Brian draws on some of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century, in pursuit of their distinct views on life, knowledge, and the cosmos. A provocative and revealing interviewer, Brian weaves together the insights and personal stories of a stellar cast of Nobel Prize winners and other luminaries, including Linus Pauling's ill-fated support of Vitamin C as a cure for cancer, Ashley Montagu's explanation of why the sex drive is not innate, and various personal recollections of the making of the atomic bomb, Heisenberg's role in Nazi Germany, and the spy case of Klaus Fuchs.

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"Master of the art of the interview, Brian gets his subjects conversing with a lively clarity." The New Yorker; "Brian is an excellent interviewer...[This book is] well written, provocative, and full of interesting portraits of the leading thinkers of our age." Kirkus Reviews

Linus Paulingp. 1
Richard Feynmanp. 35
Paul Diracp. 61
Victor Weisskopfp. 73
Hans Bethep. 105
John Wheelerp. 119
George Waldp. 137
Arno Penziasp. 153
Robert Jastrowp. 179
Charles Townesp. 195
Arthur Schawlowp. 209
Harold Ureyp. 255
Hans Selyep. 263
Henri Ellenbergerp. 279
Theodor Reikp. 287
Murray Shermanp. 295
Henry Murrayp. 311
Cornelia Wilburp. 329
Ashley Montagup. 343
Wilder Penfieldp. 359
Roger Sperryp. 367
Torsten Wieselp. 377
Updatep. 393
Epiloguep. 399
Referencesp. 407
Indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9780738204475
ISBN-10: 0738204471
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1