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Surely You're Joking, MR Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton

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ISBN13: 9780099173311
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In this phenomenal national bestseller, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman recounts in his inimitable voice his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature.

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure - as artist, safe-cracker, practical joker and storyteller. This self-portrait has been compiled from taped conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton.

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Subtitled, "Adventures Of A Curious Character As Told To Ralph Leighton". 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.

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Amy BookGirl, February 7, 2013 (view all comments by Amy BookGirl)
A fascinating foray into the fun yet formidable physics of Mr. Feynman. Actually, this book is less about physics and more about the life of Nobel Prize Laureate, Richard Feynman. (Richard just rolled over in his grave; if you want to know why -- read this book!) Once I adjusted my expectations from education to entertainment, I absorbed every word. He was always interesting, at times very entertaining and despite his obvious genius he had an utter lack of pretentiousness and conceit that I previously assumed afflicted all venerated scientists. I left this book wishing for more, and feeling inspired to pursue my own adventures in curiosity. What could I achieve if, like Richard, I abandoned my Western culture imperative of accomplishment through suffering and played with my talents in ways I felt was fun?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780099173311
Author:
LEIGHTON, RALPH
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Feynman, Richard Phillips
Location:
N
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
19921119
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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Product details 352 pages Vintage Books, - English 9780099173311 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure - as artist, safe-cracker, practical joker and storyteller. This self-portrait has been compiled from taped conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton.
"Synopsis" by , Subtitled, "Adventures Of A Curious Character As Told To Ralph Leighton". 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.

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