"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character


Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393355683
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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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 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.

"Sie belieben wohl zu scherzen, Mr. Feynman!"

Abenteuer eines neugierigen Physikers
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492047265
Category: Physicists
Page: 462
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"Sie belieben wohl zu scherzen, Mr. Feynman!"

Abenteuer eines neugierigen Physikers
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492213479
Category:
Page: 462
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"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character


Author: Best Book
Publisher: ares books
ISBN: N.A
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The outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. In this phenomenal national bestseller, the Nobel Prize­-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman recounts in his 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 and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature. Amazon.com Review A series of anecdotes shouldn't by rights add up to an autobiography, but that's just one of the many pieces of received wisdom that Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman (1918-88) cheerfully ignores in his engagingly eccentric book, a bestseller ever since its initial publication in 1985. Fiercely independent (read the chapter entitled "Judging Books by Their Covers"), intolerant of stupidity even when it comes packaged as high intellectualism (check out "Is Electricity Fire?"), unafraid to offend (see "You Just Ask Them?"), Feynman informs by entertaining. It's possible to enjoy Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman simply as a bunch of hilarious yarns with the smart-alecky author as know-it-all hero. At some point, however, attentive readers realize that underneath all the merriment simmers a running commentary on what constitutes authentic knowledge: learning by understanding, not by rote; refusal to give up on seemingly insoluble problems; and total disrespect for fancy ideas that have no grounding in the real world. Feynman himself had all these qualities in spades, and they come through with vigor and verve in his no-bull prose. No wonder his students--and readers around the world--adored him. --Wendy Smith From Publishers Weekly History will remember Nobel Prize–winning physicist Feynman (1918–1988), for his work in quantum physics and his role in the investigation of the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. Contemporary readers and listeners, however, will remember him best for his reputation as a free-thinking iconoclast whose personal adventures were hilarious, insightful and inspiring. Todd does a fabulous job of conveying Feynman's infectious enthusiasm and childlike sense of wonder with his energetic portrayal of the scientist. He's adept even in difficult sections, such as when Feynman "speaks Italian" and "Chinese"—inventing completely made-up but accurate sounding languages. Todd does a good job of portraying Feynman's inquisitive manner and conveys the book's message and attitude with aplomb. While he sounds nothing like the late physicist (Feynman— the subject of James Gleick's Genius—had a thick Long Island accent and sounded more like a cross between Yogi Bear and The Honeymooners' Ed Norton), Todd's clean, polite voice is a revelation. Based on the Norton paperback. (Oct.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Sie belieben wohl zu scherzen, Mr. Feynman!

Abenteuer eines neugierigen Physikers
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492969445
Category: Science
Page: 464
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Dieses unglaublich witzige Buch dreht sich rund um den Menschen Feynman, der mit Anekdoten und Geschichten aus der Schulzeit, aus seiner Zeit in Los Alamos und schließlich als Professor aufwartet. Aber auch die Motivation Richard P. Feynmans, zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Wissenschaft vorzudringen, wird aus diesen Geschichten deutlich: unersättliche Neugier und geistige Unabhängigkeit.

"Kümmert Sie, was andere Leute denken?"

neue Abenteuer eines neugierigen Physikers
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492251563
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Page: 243
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Physikalische Fingerübungen für Fortgeschrittene


Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492245326
Category:
Page: 233
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Tipps zur Physik

Eine Ergänzung
Author: Richard P. Feynman,Michael A. Gottlieb,Ralph Leighton
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311039684X
Category: Science
Page: 180
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This supplemental volume contains lectures long thought lost, which Richard Feynman used to prepare his students for their examination.

Reader's Guide to the History of Science


Author: Arne Hessenbruch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134262949
Category: History
Page: 965
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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Adventures of a Curious Character
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton
Publisher: titus books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bilim
Page: 322
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Rychard Feynman no es sólo uno de los físicos teóricos más destacados del mundo sino también una personalidad insólita y genial. En su biografía y en su obra se dan cita la curiosidad irrefrenable, el escepticismo empedernido, el sentido del humor, el gusto por la travesura, la más vasta cultura y el más penetrante ingenio. Feynman recuerda sus primeros experimentos y trabajos de niño, su incursión en la hipnosis, sus estudios en Princeton y el MIT, su fascinación por abrir cajas fuertes y los bares de topless, así como otros temas mucho más serios, como su participación en el Proyecto Manhattan desde el Laboratorio Nacional Los Álamos y la muerte de su primera esposa, Arline Greenbaum. ¿ESTA USTED DE BROMA, SR. FEYNMAN? recoge en forma casi inmodificada las conversaciones mantenidas a lo largo de una serie de años entre el Premio Nobel de Física y Ralph Leighton, quien se encargó de grabarlas y transcribirlas.

Beamtimes and Lifetimes


Author: Sharon Traweek
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674063488
Category: Social Science
Page: 187
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Particle physicists constitute a community of sophisticated mythmakers--explicators of the nature of matter who forever alter our views of space and time. But who are these people? What is their world really like? Traweek, a bold observer of culture, opens the door to this unusual domain and offers us a glimpse into the inner sanctum.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Titles and Programs for a New Generation
Author: Angela Carstensen
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083898570X
Category: Education
Page: 164
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Connecting teens to books they'll truly enjoy is the aim of every young adult librarian, and the completely revamped guide Outstanding Books for the College Bound will give teen services staff the leg up they need to make it happen. Listing nearly 200 books deemed outstanding for teh college bound by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), this indispensable resource * Examines how teh previous lists in the series were developed, and explains the book's new layout * Features engaging, helpful book descriptions useful for readers' advisory * Offers programming tips and other ideas for ways the lists can be used at schools and public libraries * Includes indexes searchable by topic, year, title, and author More than simply a vital collection development tool, this book can help librarians help young adults grow into the kind of independent readers and thinkers who will flourish at college.

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


Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393079814
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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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.

Vom Wesen physikalischer Gesetze

Vorwort zur deutschen Ausgabe von Rudolf Mößbauer
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492972365
Category: Science
Page: 215
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Richard P. Feynman gelingt es meisterhaft, darzulegen, welche allgemeinen Prinzipien hinter den Naturgesetzen stehen, die wir heute kennen. Studentinnen und Studenten in aller Welt benutzen diese berühmten »Feynman-Lectures«, die einen ungewöhnlich gut durchdachten Querschnitt durch die Grundlagen der Physik bieten.

Was macht uns schlauer?

Die führenden Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit über neue Strategien, unser Wissen zu erweitern
Author: John Brockman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104026610
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
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Der große Visionär, Wissenschaftsaktivist und Literaturagent John Brockmann hat den führenden Köpfen aus unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen die Frage gestellt, welche neuen wissenschaftlichen Konzepte und Ideen unser Wissen wesentlich erweitern werden. Hierbei sind die Naturwissenschaften ebenso wie die Philosophie, die Künste und die Rechts- und die Wirtschaftswissenschaften angesprochen. Eine spannende Debatte u. a. mit Daniel Kahneman, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, J. Craig Venter, Martin Rees, Ernst Pöppel, Gerd Gigerenzer, Nicholas Christakis, Lisa Randall, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steven Pinker und George Dyson. »Man muss Brockman und den Wissenschaftlern dankbar sein. Viel zu selten werden Fragen diskutiert, die an unserem Selbstverständnis als Mensch rütteln oder Überzeugungen und mit ihnen Deutungshoheiten und Herrschaftsstrukturen in Frage stellen.« Deutschlandradio Kultur

QED

Die seltsame Theorie des Lichts und der Materie
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492959865
Category: Science
Page: 176
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Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) erhielt 1965 für seine Beiträge zur Quantenelektrodynamik (QED) den Nobelpreis für Physik. Seine spektakulären Arbeiten zur »Theorie des Lichts und der Materie« erklärt der »brillanteste, respektloseste und einflussreichste theoretische Physiker der Nachkriegszeit« (The New York Times) hier auch für Nichtphysiker.

Ich habe recht, auch wenn ich mich irre

Warum wir fragwürdige Überzeugungen, schlechte Entscheidungen und verletzendes Handeln rechtfertigen
Author: Carol Tavris,Elliot Aronson
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
ISBN: 3641044189
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
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Das müsste nicht sein: Durch Rechthaberei machen wir uns und anderen das Leben schwer „Sorry seems to be the hardest word“, sang Elton John. Ob Finanzkrise oder verfehlte Kriegseinsätze, Umweltzerstörung oder Foltervorfälle im Irak – unermesslicher Schaden ist angerichtet worden, aber nirgends ist ein Schuldiger in Sicht, und schon gar keine Entschuldigung. Daher flüchten Verantwortliche auch gern in die passive Satzkonstruktion: „Fehler wurden gemacht“. Wie schaffen es all diese Leute, mit sich selbst klar zu kommen? Die Antwort des Autorenduos ist unbequem: mit denselben psychologischen Tricks, die wir alle anwenden, um unsere kleinen und großen Sünden vor uns selbst schön zu reden. Der Mann, der seine Frau schlägt, der Steuerzahler, der einen Teil seiner Einkünfte verschweigt, der Hotelgast, der sein Zimmer ramponiert, ohne den Schaden zu bezahlen – sie alle sind Meister in der Kunst der Selbstrechtfertigung. Zwei große Sozialpsychologen haben mit diesem enthüllenden Buch ein Psychogramm des Selbstbetrugs geschaffen. Sie ermutigen zur Selbsterkenntnis und zeigen Wege aus dem Teufelskreis von Irrtümern, Fehleinschätzungen und Rechthaberei. Aus Fehlern können wir lernen – aber nur, wenn wir zugeben, dass es sich überhaupt um Fehler handelte. Unterhaltsam und anschaulich durch prominente Fallbeispiele sowie allgemein geläufige Alltagssituationen.

Building Blocks of Matter

A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics
Author: John S. Rigden
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 530
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Presents alphabetized, cross-referenced, signed articles on 153 topics and figures in the history of elementary particle physics, each including a further reading list.

Public Library Catalog


Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: 1445
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