Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman

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

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 19/11/1992
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099173311
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 255g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman
interesting and funy!
It's always intriguing to see how the life of a great mind is! You get inspired and you laugh too. A pleasure to read. The book I received has a different ... READ MORE
Enrico
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman
Enjoyable
This book is very down to earth and made me laugh repeatedly... it's got science parts but they are understandable I heard it reviewed on radio 4 by Brian ... READ MORE
jane siddons
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman
Intriguing insight into a great mind
This differs from a typical biography, in that it is only partially chronological and constitutes a series of carefully chosen anecdotes written by a close... READ MORE
Tim Dumble

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