"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character
Richard P. Feynman (Author), Ralph Leighton (Author), Edward Hutchings (Editor), Bill Gates (Writer of introduction)
"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"-- Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2018
W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2018
1 online resource (397 pages)
From Far Rockaway to MIT: He fixes radios by thinking!
Who stole the door?
Latin or Italian?
Always trying to escape
Chief research chemist of the metaplast corporation
Princeton years: "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!"
Map of the cat?
Different box of tools
Feynman, the bomb, and the military: Fizzled fuses
Los Alamos from below
Safecracker meets safecracker
Uncle Sam doesn't need you!
From Cornell to Caltech, with a touch of Brazil: Dignified professor
I want my dollar!
You just ask them?
O Americano, outra vez!
Man of a thousand tongues
Certainly, Mr. Big!
Offer you must refuse
World of one physicist: Would you solve the Dirac equation?
7 percent solution
It sounds Greek to me!
But is it art?
Is electricity fire?
Judging books by their covers
Alfred Nobel's other mistake
Bringing culture to the physicists
Found out in Paris
Cargo cult science
"First published as a Norton paperback 1997, reissued with a new Introduction 2018"--Title page verso