"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character: Adventures of a Curious Character
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.
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I'll just start off by saying I'm not a genius. Now that we have that out of the way, I'll admit that this book brought up all kinds of feelings for me. First off, I don't know squat about physics ... Read full review
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When I conjure a Nobel Laureate in physics in my mind’s eye, some very definite attributes emerge. I think of a man, yes, a man, because my inner Papaw is stuck in 1915. I think of someone who worked ... Read full review
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