"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EricCostello - LibraryThing
Not quite an autobiography, more a series of anecdotal snapshots and musings. The man to whom Feynman spoke had hoped this would not be the only memoirs we'd get out of Feynman, but alas! It appears ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - steller0707 - LibraryThing
Do you want to be as smart as Dr. Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was? According to this Nobel-Laureate, he wasn't necessarily smarter than you. He just followed a set of "life lessons" which he described ... Read full review
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Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
Econo-Clad Books,Richard Phillips Feynman
No preview available - 1997