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

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0393355683
ISBN 13: 9780393355680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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!": Adventures of a Curious Character

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0393355683
ISBN 13: 9780393355680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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!": Adventures of a Curious Character

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-06-28
ISBN 10: 9780393339857
ISBN 13: 0393339858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman

Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman
Author: Richard P Feynman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN 10: 144818147X
ISBN 13: 9781448181476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman Book Review:

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.

"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 9780393079814
ISBN 13: 0393079813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character Book Review:

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.

Genius

Genius
Author: James Gleick
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2011-02-22
ISBN 10: 1453210431
ISBN 13: 9781453210437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genius Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (The New York Review of Books). Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005-04-06
ISBN 10: 0465013120
ISBN 13: 9780465013128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out Book Review:

This collection from scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner highlights the achievements of a man whose career reshaped the world's understanding of quantum electrodynamics. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman-from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.

Tuva Or Bust!

Tuva Or Bust!
Author: Ralph Leighton
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780393320695
ISBN 13: 0393320693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuva Or Bust! Book Review:

A close friend of physicist Richard Feynman chronicles his relationship with the scientist and describes their ten-year quest to reach the remote country of Tannu Tuva.

QED

QED
Author: Peter Parnell,Richard Phillips Feynman
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780822219248
ISBN 13: 0822219247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

QED Book Review:

THE STORY: Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman holds forth with captivating wit and wisdom in this fascinating play that originally starred Alan Alda. One of the twentieth century's great physicists, Feynman was also one of its great ecce

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 0786722428
ISBN 13: 9780786722426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track Book Review:

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a loving husband and father, an enthusiastic teacher, a surprisingly accomplished bongo player, and a genius of the highest caliber---Richard P. Feynman was all these and more. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track--collecting over forty years' worth of Feynman's letters--offers an unprecedented look at the writer and thinker whose scientific mind and lust for life made him a legend in his own time. Containing missives to and from such scientific luminaries as Victor Weisskopf, Stephen Wolfram, James Watson, and Edward Teller, as well as a remarkable selection of letters to and from fans, students, family, and people from around the world eager for Feynman's advice and counsel, Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track not only illuminates the personal relationships that underwrote the key developments in modern science, but also forms the most intimate look at Feynman yet available. Feynman was a man many felt close to but few really knew, and this collection reveals the full wisdom and private passion of a personality that captivated everyone it touched. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track is an eloquent testimony to the virtue of approaching the world with an inquiring eye; it demonstrates the full extent of the Feynman legacy like never before. Edited and with additional commentary by his daughter Michelle, it's a must-read for Feynman fans everywhere, and for anyone seeking to better understand one of the towering figures--and defining personalities--of the twentieth century.

QED

QED
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-10-26
ISBN 10: 140084746X
ISBN 13: 9781400847464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

QED Book Review:

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-03-21
ISBN 10: 9780393080544
ISBN 13: 0393080544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries) Book Review:

"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.

Into the Magic Shop

Into the Magic Shop
Author: James R. Doty, MD
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 0698404025
ISBN 13: 9780698404021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Magic Shop Book Review:

The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the extraordinary things that can happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart. Doty would go on to put Ruth’s practices to work with extraordinary results—power and wealth that he could only imagine as a twelve-year-old, riding his orange Sting-Ray bike. But he neglects Ruth’s most important lesson, to keep his heart open, with disastrous results—until he has the opportunity to make a spectacular charitable contribution that will virtually ruin him. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.

Feynman's Lost Lecture

Feynman's Lost Lecture
Author: David Goodstein,Judith R. Goodstein
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780393078930
ISBN 13: 0393078930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feynman's Lost Lecture Book Review:

"Glorious."—Wall Street Journal Rescued from obscurity, Feynman's Lost Lecture is a blessing for all Feynman followers. Most know Richard Feynman for the hilarious anecdotes and exploits in his best-selling books "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" and "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" But not always obvious in those stories was his brilliance as a pure scientist—one of the century's greatest physicists. With this book and CD, we hear the voice of the great Feynman in all his ingenuity, insight, and acumen for argument. This breathtaking lecture—"The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun"—uses nothing more advanced than high-school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles, and conclusively demonstrates the astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued thinkers since Newton: Nature obeys mathematics. David and Judith Goodstein give us a beautifully written short memoir of life with Feynman, provide meticulous commentary on the lecture itself, and relate the exciting story of their effort to chase down one of Feynman's most original and scintillating lectures.

The Meaning of It All

The Meaning of It All
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-04-29
ISBN 10: 0786739142
ISBN 13: 9780786739141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of It All Book Review:

Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman's contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him—how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wonderful book—based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963—shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between science and religion, people's distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepathy. Here we see Feynman in top form: nearly bursting into a Navajo war chant, then pressing for an overhaul of the English language (if you want to know why Johnny can't read, just look at the spelling of “friend”); and, finally, ruminating on the death of his first wife from tuberculosis. This is quintessential Feynman—reflective, amusing, and ever enlightening.

Six Easy Pieces

Six Easy Pieces
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1996-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780201408256
ISBN 13: 0201408252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Easy Pieces Book Review:

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post–World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb a Los Alamos during World War II to his work in quantum electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965, Feynman was celebrated for his brilliant and irreverent approach to physics.It was Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961–1963, Feynman, at the California Institute of Technology, delivered a series of lectures that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. Six Easy Pieces, taken from the famous Lectures on Physics, represents the most accessible material from this series. In these six chapters, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, the relationship of physics to other topics, energy, gravitation, and quantum force. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion without equations or technical jargon.Readers will remember how—using ice water and rubber—Feynman demonstrated with stunning simplicity to a nationally televised audience the physics of the 1986 Challenger disaster. It is precisely this ability—the clear and direct illustration of complex theories—that made Richard Feynman one of the most distinguished educators in the world. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six Easy Pieces is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible scientists of our time.

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces
Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 0465025285
ISBN 13: 9780465025282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces Book Review:

Six lectures, all regarding the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Feynman.

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Linzee Sands
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9788131792117
ISBN 13: 8131792110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Book Review:

Classic Feynman

Classic Feynman
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780393061321
ISBN 13: 0393061329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classic Feynman Book Review:

An omnibus edition of classic adventure tales by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist includes his exchanges with Einstein and Bohr, ideas about gambling with Nick the Greek, and solution to the Challenger disaster, in a volume complemented by an hour-long audio CD of his 1978 "Los Alamos from Below" lecture. 30,000 first printing.

Cargo Cult Science by Richard Feynman

Cargo Cult Science by Richard Feynman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:44214680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cargo Cult Science by Richard Feynman Book Review:

Presents comments from a commencement address given by U.S. physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) in 1974, adapted from the book "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" and published online by Maurizio Loreti. Discusses Feynman's examination of nonscientific beliefs and forms of scientific investigation.