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"What do you care what other people think?" : further adventures of a curious character

Author: Richard P Feynman; Ralph Leighton
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roughly half of these 21 short, colloquial essays deal with Feynman's firsthand investigation of the Challenger space-shuttle disaster. He casts himself in the role of intrepid detective, and the first-person singular pronoun keeps intruding on the worthwhile things he has to say about flight safety and lack of communication within NASA. An appendix offers his chilling technical observations on the shuttle's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Phillips Feynman; Richard P Feynman
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Feynman; Ralph Leighton
OCLC Number: 51324256
Notes: Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton, 2001, ©1988.
Sequel to: "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!"
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Curious character: Making of a scientist; "What Do You Care What Other People Think?'; It's as simple as one, two, three; Getting ahead; Hotel city; Who the hell is Herman?; Feynman sexist pig!; I just shook his hand, can you believe it?; Letters; Photos and drawings --
Feynman goes to Washington, investigating the space shuttle, challenger disaster: Preliminaries; Committing suicide; Cold facts; Check six!; Gumshoes; Fantastic figures; Inflamed appendix; Tenth recommendation; Meet the press; Afterthoughts --
Appendix: Personal.
Responsibility: Richard P. Feynman as told to Ralph Leighton.

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Roughly half of these 21 short, colloquial essays deal with Feynman's firsthand investigation of the Challenger space-shuttle disaster. He casts himself in the role of intrepid detective, and the first-person singular pronoun keeps intruding on the worthwhile things he has to say about flight safety and lack of communication within NASA. An appendix offers his chilling technical observations on the shuttle's reliability or lack of it. The remaining pieces are mostly a blur of international conferences, purveying slight anecdotes. But two essays touch genuine depths of feeling: his tribute to his father, who taught him to cultivate a sense of wonder, and his account of his love affair with his first wife (who died).-http://www.bn.com [This book]: 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.-Back cover.

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