"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.

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

Adventures of a Curious Character
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393339857
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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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

Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
Author: Richard P Feynman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144818147X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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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.

"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.

"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
View: 7541
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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.

Tuva Or Bust!

Richard Feynman's Last Journey
Author: Ralph Leighton
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393320695
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 260
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A close friend of physicist Richard Feynman chronicles his relationship with the scientist and describes their ten-year quest to reach the remote country of Tannu Tuva.

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


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Publisher: ares books
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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.

Curious?

Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life
Author: Todd Kashdan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006166118X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
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Dead cats. That's the image many people conjure up when you mention curiosity. An image perpetuated by a dusty old proverb that has long represented the extent of our understanding of the term. This book might not put the proverb to rest, but it will flip it upside down: far from killing anything, curiosity breathes new life into almost everything it touches. In Curious? Dr. Todd Kashdan offers a profound new message missing from so many books on happiness: the greatest opportunities for joy, purpose, and personal growth don't, in fact, happen when we're searching for happiness. They happen when we are mindful, when we explore what's novel, and when we live in the moment and embrace uncertainty. Positive events last longer and we can extract more pleasure and meaning from them when we are open to new experiences and relish the unknown. Dr. Kashdan uses science, story, and practical exercises to show you how to become what he calls a curious explorer—a person who's comfortable with risk and challenge and who functions optimally in an unstable, unpredictable world. Here's a blueprint for building lasting, meaningful relationships, improving health, increasing creativity, and boosting productivity. Aren't you curious to know more?

Classic Feynman

All the Adventures of a Curious Character
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393061321
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 511
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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.

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time
Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465025285
Category: Science
Page: 184
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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.

QED


Author: Peter Parnell,Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822219248
Category: Drama
Page: 48
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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

Feynman's Tips on Physics

Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice : a Problem-solving Supplement to the Feynman Lectures on Physics
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Michael A. Gottlieb,Ralph Leighton,Matthew Linzee Sands
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465027970
Category: Science
Page: 182
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"With characteristic flair, insight, and humor, Feynman discusses topics physics students often struggle with and offers valuable tips on addressing them. Included here are three lectures on problem-solving and a lecture on inertial guidance omitted from The Feynman Lectures on Physics. An enlightening memoir by Matthew Sands and oral history interviews with Feynman and his Caltech colleagues provide firsthand accounts of the origins of Feynman's landmark lecture series"--P. [4] of cover.

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

The Letters of Richard P. Feynman
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786722428
Category: Science
Page: 512
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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.

No Ordinary Genius

The Illustrated Richard Feynman
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Christopher Sykes
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393313932
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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A portrait of the late Nobel Prize-winning physicist recounts his early enthusiasm for science, work on the atom bomb, and inquiry into the Challenger explosion

The Happy Body


Author: Aniela Gregorek,Jerzy Gregorek
Publisher: Happy Body Press
ISBN: 9780982403822
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 310
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If you want to become truly lean and fit, you must work at it like an athlete, following a structured routine. The principles that work for athletes also work for ordinary people of all ages. Athletes, of course, have coaches. The Happy Body program will teach you everything you need to know to be your own coach. The Happy Body is a total health program, not just an exercise or diet plan.

Genius

The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453210431
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 532
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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 Meaning of It All

Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786739142
Category: Science
Page: 192
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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.

Feynman Lectures On Computation


Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429980078
Category: Science
Page: 324
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When, in 1984?86, Richard P. Feynman gave his famous course on computation at the California Institute of Technology, he asked Tony Hey to adapt his lecture notes into a book. Although led by Feynman, the course also featured, as occasional guest speakers, some of the most brilliant men in science at that time, including Marvin Minsky, Charles Bennett, and John Hopfield. Although the lectures are now thirteen years old, most of the material is timeless and presents a ?Feynmanesque? overview of many standard and some not-so-standard topics in computer science such as reversible logic gates and quantum computers.

"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.