A rare, jewel-like biography… terrifically readable. It achieves an almost perfect balance between
the physicist’s work and his life.
—Washington Post Book World
Mesmerizing. A stimulating adventure in the annals of science.
The New York Times
A thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century . . . Gleick succeeds in giving us a rare insight into the scientific community, its values, and its mentality . . . [He] brings to Genius high intelligence, a strong sense of narrative, and excellent prose.
—The New York Review of Books