Loading, please wait...

product description page

Last Man Who Knew Everything : The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

Last Man Who Knew Everything : The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age - image 1 of 1

About this item

The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi
In 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages of classical physics and quantum mechanics, equally at ease with theory and experiment, Fermi truly was the last man who knew everything--at least about physics. But he was also a complex figure who was a part of both the Italian Fascist Party and the Manhattan Project, and a less-than-ideal father and husband who nevertheless remained one of history's greatest mentors. Based on new archival material and exclusive interviews, The Last Man Who Knew Everything lays bare the enigmatic life of a colossus of twentieth century physics.
Number of Pages: 453
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: David N. Schwartz
Language: English
Street Date: December 5, 2017
TCIN: 52866102
UPC: 9780465072927
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-9726
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $35.00 Save $11.21 (32% off)
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.