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Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track : the letters of Richard P. Feynman

Author: Richard P Feynman; Michelle Feynman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
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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 outsized love for life, however, that earned him the status of an American cultural icon--here was an extraordinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Biography
Named Person: Richard P Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Feynman; Michelle Feynman
ISBN: 0738206369 9780738206363 0465023711 9780465023714
OCLC Number: 57393623
Description: xxiii, 486 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Letters --
1939-1942 --
1943-1945 --
1946-1959 --
1960-1970: The National Academy of Science --
1960-1965 --
1965: The Nobel Prize --
1966-1969 --1970-1975 --
1976-1981 --1982-1984 --
1985-1987.
Responsibility: edited and with additional commentary by Michelle Feynman ; foreword by Timothy Ferris.
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Feynman's letters - offers an unprecedented look at the writer, thinker, Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose scientific mind and lust for life made him a legend in his own time.  Read more...

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