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

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    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.


    ISBN 9780393316049
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 350
    Publisher Date 1997-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
    Copyright Year 19850601
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Adventures of a Curious Character
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Feynman, Richard Phillips
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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    • A mad scientist's droll view at a serious events
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      Somebody leant me this book. I enjoyed it so much so I bought it for friends I knew would like it, logical people with a wry humor. Dick Feynman was a brilliant Nobel Prize winning Scientist on the Manhattan Project, the project to build the atomic bomb. In this book of various anecdotes, he reflects on his experiences that were happening in his life around the time. Although he is brilliant it was not difficult to understand and get a great laugh. His experience in safe-cracking is side-splitting. Get the book for that one chapter alone.

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      Very fast shipping and excellent, sturdy packaging. My dad loves this book, and will enjoy a new copy since he lost his old one.

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    • This is a great book! I loved it and this guys life is unbelivable. I highly suggest it!

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    • This is one of the most entertaining books you will ever read. If you enjoyed "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out", another of Feynman's books, you will surely enjoy this book.

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    • Was very pleased with the speed and product. Was a reading requirement for my daughters physics class and I could only have received it faster if i had found one in a local bookstore.

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