Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
(Adventures of a Curious Character)

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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.

 

About Richard P. Feynman

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Richard P. Feynman was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory. He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the twentieth century, both in physics and as a public intellectual.
 
Published June 28, 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. 352 pages
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I have to understand the world, you see."" That compulsion led Feynman to experiment on himself--with hypnotism, with watching himself in dreams, with exploring hallucinations like those produced in John Lilly's sengory-deprivation water tanks.

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Suite 101

Pari and FitzGerald's book is a rough draft of what could eventually become a well-informed text for both new and seasoned paranormal investigators.

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Thousand Miles

The book is full of stories about how Feynman was instigated towards science by his father right from his childhood, how he learned how to repair radios when he was a kid, how he worked in the top secret Manhattan project where he even learned how to crack safes that were full of nuclear secrets,...

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