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: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: en

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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

Explanation of the Book:

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:

In this warm, insightful portrait of the Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, we see the wisdom, humour and curiosity of Richard Feynman through a series of conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton. 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

Explanation of the Book:

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

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton,Edward Hutchings
Pages: 350
ISBN: 0045300232
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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.

Six Not So Easy Pieces

Six Not So Easy Pieces
Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780465025282
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Release: 2011-03-22
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Genius

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

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.

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.

QED

QED
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781400847464
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Release: 2014-10-26
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

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.

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.

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: en

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.

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

“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.

Math Better Explained

Math  Better Explained
Author: Kalid Azad
Pages: 98
ISBN: 1519711549
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Release: 2015-12-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Math, Better Explained is an intuitive guide to the math fundamentals. Learn math the way your teachers always wanted.

Six Easy Pieces

Six Easy Pieces
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0201408252
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Release: 1996-04-10
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post–World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb a Los Alamos during World War II to his work in quantum electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965, Feynman was celebrated for his brilliant and irreverent approach to physics.It was Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961–1963, Feynman, at the California Institute of Technology, delivered a series of lectures that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. Six Easy Pieces, taken from the famous Lectures on Physics, represents the most accessible material from this series. In these six chapters, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, the relationship of physics to other topics, energy, gravitation, and quantum force. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion without equations or technical jargon.Readers will remember how—using ice water and rubber—Feynman demonstrated with stunning simplicity to a nationally televised audience the physics of the 1986 Challenger disaster. It is precisely this ability—the clear and direct illustration of complex theories—that made Richard Feynman one of the most distinguished educators in the world. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six Easy Pieces is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible scientists of our time.