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"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character

Author: Richard P Feynman; Ralph Leighton; Edward Hutchings; Bill Gates
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Humor
Biographies
Named Person: Richard P Feynman; Richard P Feynman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Feynman; Ralph Leighton; Edward Hutchings; Bill Gates
ISBN: 9780393355628 0393355624
OCLC Number: 988280798
Notes: "First published as a Norton paperback 1997, reissued with a new Introduction 2018"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 397 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: From Far Rockaway to MIT: He fixes radios by thinking! --
String beans --
Who stole the door? --
Latin or Italian? --
Always trying to escape --
Chief research chemist of the metaplast corporation --
Princeton years: "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" --
Meeeeeeeeeee! --
Map of the cat? --
Monster minds --
Mixing paints --
Different box of tools --
Mindreaders --
Amateur scientist --
Feynman, the bomb, and the military: Fizzled fuses --
Testing bloodhounds --
Los Alamos from below --
Safecracker meets safecracker --
Uncle Sam doesn't need you! --
From Cornell to Caltech, with a touch of Brazil: Dignified professor --
Any questions? --
I want my dollar! --
You just ask them? --
Lucky numbers --
O Americano, outra vez! --
Man of a thousand tongues --
Certainly, Mr. Big! --
Offer you must refuse --
World of one physicist: Would you solve the Dirac equation? --
7 percent solution --
Thirteen times --
It sounds Greek to me! --
But is it art? --
Is electricity fire? --
Judging books by their covers --
Alfred Nobel's other mistake --
Bringing culture to the physicists --
Found out in Paris --
Altered states --
Cargo cult science --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings ; introduction by Bill Gates.

Abstract:

"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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