Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman    Adventures of a Curious Character
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393355680
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: un

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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

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1053905855
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman    Adventures of a Curious Character
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0393339858
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Release: 2010-06-28
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman
Author: Richard P Feynman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781448181476
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Release: 2014-08-21
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

 What Do You Care What Other People Think    Further Adventures of a Curious Character
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780393079814
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Release: 2011-02-14
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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.

Classic Feynman

Classic Feynman
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton
Pages: 511
ISBN: 0393061329
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Release: 2006
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Guide to Richard P Feynman s Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman by Instaread

Guide to Richard P  Feynman   s Surely You   re Joking  Mr  Feynman  by Instaread
Author: Instaread
Pages: 19
ISBN: 9781683787211
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Release: 2017-04-22
Editor: Instaread
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and NOT the original book. Preview: Richard Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character (1985) is an unconventional memoir by a decidedly unconventional theoretical physicist. Feynman was a brilliant and eccentric thinker who was present for some of the key scientific developments of the twentieth century. Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0553346687
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Release: 1985
Editor: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Anecdotal, unpretentious, and lively, Feynman's book is filled with stories about his outrageous adventures--from trading ideas with Albert Einstein to discussing betting odds with Nick the Greek. A New York Times bestseller for 15 weeks.

Genius

Genius
Author: James Gleick
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9781453210437
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Release: 2011-02-22
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

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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 Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780465013128
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Release: 2005-04-06
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection from scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner highlights the achievements of a man whose career reshaped the world's understanding of quantum electrodynamics. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman-from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.

The Meaning of It All

The Meaning of It All
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780786739141
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Release: 2009-04-29
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780786722426
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Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

QED

QED
Author: Peter Parnell,Richard Phillips Feynman
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0822219247
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Release: 2003
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Quantum Man Richard Feynman s Life in Science Great Discoveries

Quantum Man  Richard Feynman s Life in Science  Great Discoveries
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0393080544
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Release: 2011-03-21
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.

Make the Impossible Possible

Make the Impossible Possible
Author: Bill Strickland
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9780385520553
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Release: 2009
Editor: Crown Business
Language: en

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“Success is the point where your most authentic talents, passion, values, and experiences intersect with the chance to contribute to some greater good.” --Bill Strickland According to MacArthur Fellowship “genius” award winner Bill Strickland, a successful life is not something you simply pursue, it is something that you create, moment by moment. It is a realization Strickland first came to when, as a poor kid growing up in a rough neighborhood of Pittsburgh, he encountered a high school ceramics teacher who took him under his wing and went on to transform his life. Over the past thirty years, Bill Strickland has been transforming the lives of thousands of people through the creation of Manchester Bidwell, a jobs training center and community arts program. Working with corporations, community leaders, and schools, he and his staff strive to give disadvantaged kids and adults the opportunities and tools they need to envision and built a better, brighter future. Strickland believes that every one of us has the potential for remarkable achievement. Every one of us can accomplish the impossible in our lives if given the right inspiration and motivation to do so. We all make ourselves “poor” in one way or another when we accept that we are not smart enough, experienced enough, or talented enough to accomplish something. Bill Strickland works with the least advantaged among us, and if he can help them achieve the impossible in their lives, think what each of us can do. Among Bill Strickland’s beliefs: People are born into this world as assets, not liabilities. It’s all in the way we treat people (and ourselves) that determines a person’s outcome The sand in the hourglass flows only one way. Stop going through the motions of living--savor each and every day. Life is here and now, not something waiting for you in the future. You don’t have to travel far to change the life you’re living. Bill grew up in the Pittsburgh ghetto, four blocks from where he came to build one of the foremost job training centers in the world. He now speaks before CEOs and political leaders, church congregations and civic leaders. You only need to change your thinking to remake your world. Through lessons from his own life experiences, and those of countless others who have overcome their circumstances and turned their lives around, Make the Impossible Possible shows how all of us can build on our passions and strengths, dream bigger and set the bar higher, achieve meaningful success and help mentor and inspire the lives of others.

The Quotable Feynman

The Quotable Feynman
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 405
ISBN: 9780691153032
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Release: 2015-09-29
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A treasure-trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from beloved physicist Richard P. Feynman "Some people say, ‘How can you live without knowing?' I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know."—Richard P. Feynman Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918–88) was that rarest of creatures—a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone and who became as famous for the wit and wisdom of his popular lectures and writings as for his fundamental contributions to science. The Quotable Feynman is a treasure-trove of this revered and beloved scientist's most profound, provocative, humorous, and memorable quotations on a wide range of subjects. Carefully selected by Richard Feynman's daughter, Michelle Feynman, from his spoken and written legacy, including interviews, lectures, letters, articles, and books, the quotations are arranged under two dozen topics—from art, childhood, discovery, family, imagination, and humor to mathematics, politics, science, religion, and uncertainty. These brief passages—about 500 in all—vividly demonstrate Feynman's astonishing yet playful intelligence, and his almost constitutional inability to be anything other than unconventional, engaging, and inspiring. The result is a unique, illuminating, and enjoyable portrait of Feynman's life and thought that will be cherished by his fans at the same time that it provides an ideal introduction to Feynman for readers new to this intriguing and important thinker. The book features a foreword in which physicist Brian Cox pays tribute to Feynman and describes how his words reveal his particular genius, a piece in which cellist Yo-Yo Ma shares his memories of Feynman and reflects on his enduring appeal, and a personal preface by Michelle Feynman. It also includes some previously unpublished quotations, a chronology of Richard Feynman's life, some twenty photos of Feynman, and a section of memorable quotations about Feynman from other notable figures. Features: Approximately 500 quotations, some of them previously unpublished, arranged by topic A foreword by Brian Cox, reflections by Yo-Yo Ma, and a preface by Michelle Feynman A chronology of Feynman's life Some twenty photos of Feynman A section of quotations about Feynman from other notable figures Some notable quotations of Richard P. Feynman: "The thing that doesn't fit is the most interesting." "Thinking is nothing but talking to yourself inside." "It is wonderful if you can find something you love to do in your youth which is big enough to sustain your interest through all your adult life. Because, whatever it is, if you do it well enough (and you will, if you truly love it), people will pay you to do what you want to do anyway." "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."

Tuva Or Bust

Tuva Or Bust
Author: Ralph Leighton
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0393320693
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Release: 2000
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Art of Richard P Feynman

The Art of Richard P  Feynman
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Pages: 173
ISBN: 2884490477
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Release: 1995
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Displays one of America's leading physicist's fascinating development of personal artistic sensitivity to line, form, and the moods of his subject.

Feynman s Tips on Physics

Feynman s Tips on Physics
Author: Richard P. Feynman,Michael A. Gottlieb
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780465029211
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Release: 2013-01-29
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Feynman's Tips on Physics is a delightful collection of Richard P. Feynman's insights and an essential companion to his legendary Feynman Lectures on Physics 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. Also included are incisive and illuminating exercises originally developed to supplement The Feynman Lectures on Physics, by Robert B. Leighton and Rochus E. Vogt. Feynman's Tips on Physics was co-authored by Michael A. Gottlieb and Ralph Leighton to provide students, teachers, and enthusiasts alike an opportunity to learn physics from some of its greatest teachers, the creators of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Boojums All the Way Through

Boojums All the Way Through
Author: N. David Mermin,Nathaniel David Mermin
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0521388805
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Release: 1990-03-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Boojums All the Way Through is a collection of essays that deals in a variety of ways with the problem of communicating modern physics to both physicists and non-physicists. The author is Professor David Mermin, a well-known theoretical physicist, who recently won the first Julius Edgar Lileinfeld prize of the American Physical Society 'for his remarkable clarity and wit as a lecturer to nonspecialists on difficult subjects'. David Mermin's wry humour is clearly apparent in most of these articles, but even those that are more serious are characterized by a liveliness and commitment to finding startlingly simple ways of presenting ideas that are traditionally regarded as complex. This book will appeal to physicists at all levels, to mathematicians, scientists and engineers, and indeed to anyone who enjoys reading non-technical accounts of new ways of looking at modern science.