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

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One of Jim Al-Khalili's Top 10 Science books

I dare anyone to read this book and not fall ion love with the sheer joy and wonder of being curious about how the world works. Feynman, one of the great geniuses of the 20th century delights in recounting episodes from his colourful life in physics. .

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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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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099173311
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 530.092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 256g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 22mm