Score: 4.5
From 207 Ratings

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


  • Author: Richard P. Feynman & Ralph Leighton
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1661109 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. In short, here is Feynman's life in all its eccentric—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah....

Score: 4.5
From 27 Ratings

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


  • Author: Richard P. Feynman & Ralph Leighton
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 2384676 Bytes


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.I...

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman    Adventures of a Curious Character
Score: 4
From 3,660 Ratings

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393355680


Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character Book Description :

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....

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman    Adventures of a Curious Character
Score: 4
From 3,746 Ratings

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393339858


Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character Book Description :

A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. In short, here is Feynman's life in all its eccentric—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah....

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman
Score: 4
From 3,660 Ratings

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman


  • Author : Richard P Feynman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-08-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448181476


Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Book Description :

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....

 What Do You Care What Other People Think    Further Adventures of a Curious Character
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

What Do You Care What Other People Think Further Adventures of a Curious Character


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393079813


What Do You Care What Other People Think Further Adventures of a Curious Character Book Description :

The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman’s last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among its many tales—some funny, others intensely moving—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 nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986...

Guide to Richard P  Feynman   s Surely You   re Joking  Mr  Feynman  by Instaread

Guide to Richard P Feynman s Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman by Instaread


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release Date : 2017-04-22
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683787211


Guide to Richard P Feynman s Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman by Instaread Book Description :

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 instaread.co....

Six Not So Easy Pieces
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Six Not So Easy Pieces


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465025282


Six Not So Easy Pieces Book Description :

Six lectures, all regarding the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Feynman....

Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman


  • Author : Frederic P. Miller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009-09
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 6130041098


Richard Feynman Book Description :

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Classic Feynman
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Classic Feynman


  • Author : Richard Phillips Feynman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393061329


Classic Feynman Book Description :

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....

Genius
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Genius


  • Author : James Gleick
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-02-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453210437


Genius Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (The New York Review of Books). Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started....

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786722426


Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track Book Description :

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a loving husband and father, an enthusiastic teacher, a surprisingly accomplished bongo player, and a genius of the highest caliber---Richard P. Feynman was all these and more. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track--collecting over forty years' worth of Feynman's letters--offers an unprecedented look at the writer and thinker whose scientific mind and lust for life made him a legend in his own time. Containing missives to and from such scientific luminaries as Victor Weisskopf, Stephen Wolfram, James Watson, and Edward Teller, as well as a remarkable selection of letters to and from fans, students, family, and people from around the world eager for Feynman's advice and counsel, Perfectly Reasonable Dev...