RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61366606 LA English UL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=138751 T1 Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track selected letters of Richard P. Feynman A1 Feynman, Richard P., Feynman, Michelle., Poe, Richard., Parker, Johanna., Recorded Books, Inc., PB Recorded Books PP [Prince Frederick, MD] YR 2005 SN 1423721047 9781423721048 AB One of the towering figures of twentieth-century science, Richard Feynman possessed a curiosity that was the stuff of legend. Even before he won the Nobel Prize in 1965, his unorthodox and spellbinding lectures on physics secured his reputation amongst students and seekers around the world. It was his love for life, however, that earned him the status of an American cultural icon--here was an extraordinary intellect devoted to the proposition that the thrill of discovery was matched only by the joy of communicating it to others. In this career-spanning collection of letters, we are able to see this side of Feynman like never before. As edited and annotated by his daughter, Michelle, these letters not only allow us to better grasp the how and why of Feynman's enduring appeal, but also to see the virtues of an inquiring eye in spectacular fashion. The result is a wonderful de facto guide to life, an eloquent testimony to the human quest for knowledge at all levels.