One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that “buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist” (Science Digest).,Richard P. Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. In this lively work that ???can shatter the stereotype of the stuffy scientist??? (Detroit Free Press), Feynman recounts his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets???and much more of an eyebrow-raising nature. In his stories, Feynman???s life shines through in all its eccentric glory???a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.
One of Time???s 100 best English-language novels.,A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you???ll recognize it immediately.,Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison???a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.,In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo???s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he???s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that???s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.,???[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon???s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.??????The San Francisco Bay Guardian,???Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.??????William Gibson???Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.??????The New York Times Book Review