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Classic Feynman: All the Adventures of a Curious Character

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Richard Feynman (1918-1988) thrived on outrageous adventures. In the phenomenal national bestsellers and the Nobel Prize-winning physicist recounted in an 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, solving the mystery of the disaster, and much else of an eyebrow-raising, hugely entertaining, and astounding nature. One of the most influential and creative minds of recent history, Feynman also possessed an unparalleled ability as a storyteller, a delightful coincidence celebrated in this special omnibus edition of his classic stories. Now packaged with an hour-long audio CD of the 1978 "Los Alamos from Below" lecture, offers readers a chance to finally hear a great tale in the orator's own voice.

Book News Annotation:

Comic stories about his life and work by American Nobel laureate physicist Feynman (1918-88) are compiled from his 1985 Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and 1988 What Do YOU Care What Other People Think. The included compact disk contains 19 recordings of him telling stories.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Comic stories about his life and work by American Nobel laureate physicist Feynman (1918-88) are compiled from his 1985 Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and 1988 What Do YOU Care What Other People Think. The included compact disk contains 19 recordings of him telling stories. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An omnibus edition celebrating a great scientific mind and a legendary American original including a live recording.

Synopsis:

Richard Feynman (1918-1988) thrived on outrageous adventures. Now packaged with an hour-long audio CD of the 1978 "Los Alamos from Below" lecture, "Classic Feynman" offers readers a chance to finally hear a great tale in the Nobel Prize-winning physicist's own voice.

About the Author

Richard P. Feynman was born in 1918 and grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. At the age of seventeen he entered MIT and in 1939 went to Princeton, then to Los Alamos, where he joined in the effort to build the atomic bomb. Following World War II he joined the physics faculty at Cornell, then went on to Caltech in 1951, where he taught until his death in 1988. He shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1965, and served with distinction on the Shuttle Commission in 1986. A commemorative stamp in his name was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2005.Ralph Leighton, Richard Feynman's great friend and collaborator, now lives in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393061321
Editor:
Leighton, Ralph
Afterword:
Alda, Alan
Editor:
Leighton, Ralph
Author:
Feynman, Richard P.
Author:
Feynman, Richard Phillips
Author:
Leighton, Ralph
Afterword:
Alda, Alan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Physicists -- United States.
Subject:
Feynman, Richard Phillips
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 in 1.94 lb

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