“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character
by Richard P. Feynman
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
by Richard P Feynman
“What Do You Care What Other People Think?”: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
by Richard P. Feynman
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.
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and NOT the original book.
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.
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· Important People
· Author’s Style and Perspective
· Intended Audience
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