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

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Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Pages
400
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393355628

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About the Author
Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was a professor at Cornell University and CalTech and received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1965. In 1986 he served with distinction on the Rogers Commission investigating the space shuttle Challenger disaster.
Ralph Leighton lives in northern California.
Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. In 1975, he cofounded Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Today, he is cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he has spent more than twenty years working on global health and development issues, including pandemic prevention, disease eradication, and problems concerning water, sanitation, and hygiene. He has three children.
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A storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain. Feynman proves once again that it is possible to laugh out loud and scratch your head at the same time.--K. C. Cole
Quintessential Feynman--funny, brilliant, bawdy...enormously entertaining.
Books like this are temptations--to give up reading and devote life to rereading...The book is a litmus paper: anyone who can read it without laughing out loud is bad crazy.
A chain reaction is not a bad analogy for Feynman's life. From a critical mass of gray matter it goes off in all directions, producing both heat and light.
Feynman is legendary among his colleagues for his brilliance and his eccentricity...It's not hard to smile all the way through.