Tuva Or Bust!: Richard Feynman's Last Journey

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W.W. Norton, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
"So you think you know every country in the world", world-renowned physicist and prankster Richard Feynman said to his sidekick, geography enthusiast Ralph Leighton. "Okay . . . what ever happened to Tanna Tuva?" And so began their decade-long quest to reach the mysterious country, struggling with the NASA bureaucracy and bouts of cancer in an entertaining saga of two zany strategists. Photographs.

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User Review  - jennorthcoast - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating, humorous and sometimes bittersweet tale of Nobel-Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman’s search for the mysterious country of Tannu Tuva. Many years ago I read Surely You’re ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Charming and instructing book about an aspect of Dr. Feynman's life, as well as the culture of a little country in the center of Asia. His powerful and inspiring curiosity about the world shines through. Best read while listening to Tuvan throat singing. I recommend Huun-Huur-Tu. Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Richard P. Feynman was born in 1918 and grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. At the age of seventeen he entered MIT and in 1939 went to Princeton, then to Los Alamos, where he joined in the effort to build the atomic bomb. Following World War II he joined the physics faculty at Cornell, then went on to Caltech in 1951, where he taught until his death in 1988. He shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1965, and served with distinction on the Shuttle Commission in 1986. A commemorative stamp in his name was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2005.

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