Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!

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

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Synopsis

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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780099173311
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 530.092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 5555
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 22mm