Feynman - Jim Ottaviani, Leland Myrick A comic-book biography of Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist Richard Feynman?! It's an idea quirky enough to have pleased the man himself, I think. It's a great way of finding out about a great scientist without risk of ever getting bored and would make a fine first book about the man for someone unfamiliar with his life and work.

For Feynman fanatics, and I suppose I must be one, it offers less; most of the material here is taken from the widely available published books by and about the man. If you've read them, very little here will be unfamiliar. Those parts that were new to me were dug up from the CalTech archives. One wonders how much more there can be that hasn't made it to a format that is readily publicly accessible?