Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman    Adventures of a Curious Character Book
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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 : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393355680

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

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. Included for this edition is a new introduction by Bill Gates.

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman    Adventures of a Curious Character Book
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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 : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393339857

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

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 Book
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Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman


  • Author : Richard P Feynman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-08-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448181476

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Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Excerpt :

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY BILL GATES In this warm, insightful portrait of the Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, we see the wisdom, humour and curiosity of Richard Feynman through a series of conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton. 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.

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman   Book
Score: 4
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Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman


  • Author : Richard Phillips Feynman
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106012776404

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Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Excerpt :

For use in schools and libraries only. The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist talks about his adventure-filled life in a series of transcribed taped discussions

 What Do You Care What Other People Think    Further Adventures of a Curious Character Book
Score: 4
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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 : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393079814

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

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, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen.

Classic Feynman Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Classic Feynman


  • Author : Richard Phillips Feynman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN 10 : 0393061329

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Classic Feynman Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Genius


  • Author : James Gleick
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-02-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 857
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453210437

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Genius Excerpt :

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. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out Book
Score: 4
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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2005-04-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465013128

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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out Excerpt :

This collection from scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner highlights the achievements of a man whose career reshaped the world's understanding of quantum electrodynamics. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman-from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track Book
Score: 4
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Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786722426

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Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track Excerpt :

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 Deviations From the Beaten Track not only illuminates the personal relationships that underwrote the key developments in modern science, but also forms the most intimate look at Feynman yet available. Feynman was a man many felt close to but few really knew, and this collection reveals the full wisdom and private passion of a personality that captivated everyone it touched. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track is an eloquent testimony to the virtue of approaching the world with an inquiring eye; it demonstrates the full extent of the Feynman legacy like never before. Edited and with additional commentary by his daughter Michelle, it's a must-read for Feynman fans everywhere, and for anyone seeking to better understand one of the towering figures--and defining personalities--of the twentieth century.

The Meaning of It All Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Meaning of It All


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-04-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786739141

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The Meaning of It All Excerpt :

Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman's contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him—how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wonderful book—based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963—shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between science and religion, people's distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepathy. Here we see Feynman in top form: nearly bursting into a Navajo war chant, then pressing for an overhaul of the English language (if you want to know why Johnny can't read, just look at the spelling of “friend”); and, finally, ruminating on the death of his first wife from tuberculosis. This is quintessential Feynman—reflective, amusing, and ever enlightening.

QED Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

QED


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400847464

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QED Excerpt :

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

Six Not So Easy Pieces Book
Score: 4
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Six Not So Easy Pieces


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465025282

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Six Not So Easy Pieces Excerpt :

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.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback Book
Score: 3.5
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Mr Tompkins in Paperback


  • Author : George Gamow
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107394520

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Mr Tompkins in Paperback Excerpt :

Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger Penrose's foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers and reviews his adventures in light of recent developments in physics.

The Quotable Feynman Book
Score: 4
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The Quotable Feynman


  • Author : Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691153032

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The Quotable Feynman Excerpt :

A treasure-trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from beloved physicist Richard P. Feynman "Some people say, ‘How can you live without knowing?' I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know."—Richard P. Feynman Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918–88) was that rarest of creatures—a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone and who became as famous for the wit and wisdom of his popular lectures and writings as for his fundamental contributions to science. The Quotable Feynman is a treasure-trove of this revered and beloved scientist's most profound, provocative, humorous, and memorable quotations on a wide range of subjects. Carefully selected by Richard Feynman's daughter, Michelle Feynman, from his spoken and written legacy, including interviews, lectures, letters, articles, and books, the quotations are arranged under two dozen topics—from art, childhood, discovery, family, imagination, and humor to mathematics, politics, science, religion, and uncertainty. These brief passages—about 500 in all—vividly demonstrate Feynman's astonishing yet playful intelligence, and his almost constitutional inability to be anything other than unconventional, engaging, and inspiring. The result is a unique, illuminating, and enjoyable portrait of Feynman's life and thought that will be cherished by his fans at the same time that it provides an ideal introduction to Feynman for readers new to this intriguing and important thinker. The book features a foreword in which physicist Brian Cox pays tribute to Feynman and describes how his words reveal his particular genius, a piece in which cellist Yo-Yo Ma shares his memories of Feynman and reflects on his enduring appeal, and a personal preface by Michelle Feynman. It also includes some previously unpublished quotations, a chronology of Richard Feynman's life, some twenty photos of Feynman,

QED Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

QED


  • Author : Peter Parnell
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 0822219247

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THE STORY: Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman holds forth with captivating wit and wisdom in this fascinating play that originally starred Alan Alda. One of the twentieth century's great physicists, Feynman was also one of its great ecce