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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton - Feynman,Richard P.(Edited by Hutchings)

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton


Published: 5th January 1993
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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.


An honest and great read of a great man and his mutterings


You will learn from this book, in fact you will learn what you don't know, and how someone can be so brilliant. This book shows Feynman to be the man who had to find his own answers, and didn't follow others, no matter how many medals they had.



Not just a science book


It was so enjoyable to sit down every night and delve into the life of one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. So many fun stories. I bought the serial after I read this.



Surely You're Joking, Mr.Feynman!

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"There are two types of genius. Ordinary geniuses do great things, but they leave you room to believe that you could do the same if only you worked hard enough. Then there are magicians, and you can have no idea how they do it. Feynman was a magician" -- Hans Bethe, theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate "A storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain. He proves once again that it is possible to laugh out loud and scratch your head at the same time" * New York Times Book Review * "Quintessential Feynman - funny, brilliant, bawdy...enormously entertaining" * New Yorker * "Buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist" * Science Digest *

ISBN: 9780099173311
ISBN-10: 009917331X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 5th January 1993
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1