Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman

Author: Richard P Feynman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144818147X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY BILL GATES In this warm, insightful portrait of the Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, we see the wisdom, humour and curiosity of Richard Feynman through a series of conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, but he was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure. An artist, safecracker, practical joker and storyteller, Feynman's life was a series of combustible combinations made possible by his unique mixture of high intelligence, unquenchable curiosity and eternal scepticism. Over a period of years, Feynman's conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton were first taped and then set down as they appear here, little changed from their spoken form, giving a wise, funny, passionate and totally honest self-portrait of one of the greatest men of our age.

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393355683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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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. Included for this edition is a new introduction by Bill Gates.

Guide to Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Instaread

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread

ISBN: 1683787218

Category: Study Aids

Page: 19

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and NOT the original book. Preview: Richard Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character (1985) is an unconventional memoir by a decidedly unconventional theoretical physicist. Feynman was a brilliant and eccentric thinker who was present for some of the key scientific developments of the twentieth century. Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at

Classic Feynman

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393061321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 511

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An omnibus edition of classic adventure tales by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist includes his exchanges with Einstein and Bohr, ideas about gambling with Nick the Greek, and solution to the Challenger disaster, in a volume complemented by an hour-long audio CD of his 1978 "Los Alamos from Below" lecture. 30,000 first printing.

What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Author: Richard P Feynman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0393355640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" Like the "funny, brilliant, bawdy" (The New Yorker) "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" this book’s many stories—some funny, others intensely moving—display Richard P. Feynman’s unquenchable thirst for adventure and unparalleled ability to recount important moments from his life. Here we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked on the atomic bomb at nearby Los Alamos. We listen to the fascinating narrative of the investigation into the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986 and relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause through an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen. In "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century lets us see the man behind the genius.

Summary of Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton & Edward Hutchings's "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had a lot of fun with radios. I started with a crystal set that I bought at the store, and I used to listen to it at night in bed while I was going to sleep, through a pair of earphones. One night my mother and father came home from a night out and very, very quietly took the earphones off me. The radio blew a fuse, and the bell went off with a helluva racket. #2 I built an amplifier for a photo cell that could make a bell ring when I put my hand in front of it. I bought radios at rummage sales. I didn’t have any money, but it wasn’t expensive. I would fix them and then sell them. #3 When a person has been negative to you, and then you do something like that, they’re usually a hundred percent the other way, to compensate. They’ll usually tell everyone how great you are, and how you fixed the radio by thinking. #4 I have a puzzle drive that explains my desire to decipher Mayan hieroglyphics, or open safes. I was always known for solving puzzles in high school, and I continued doing so at MIT.

Richard Feynman

Author: John Gribbin,Mary Gribbin

Publisher: E P Dutton


Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 6882

A profile of the noted physicist and author of Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman captures his wit, his genius, and his eccentricities and outlines his remarkable contributions to science.