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The Resource "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character, Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings ; introduction by Bill Gates

"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character, Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings ; introduction by Bill Gates

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"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character
Title
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!"
Title remainder
adventures of a curious character
Statement of responsibility
Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings ; introduction by Bill Gates
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.F49
LC item number
A372 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character, Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings ; introduction by Bill Gates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published as a Norton paperback 1997, reissued with a new Introduction 2018"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Far Rockaway to MIT. He fixes radios by thinking! ; String beans ; Who stole the door? ; Latin or Italian? ; Always trying to escape ; The chief research chemist of the metaplast corporation -- Princeton years. "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" ; Meeeeeeeeeee! ; Map of the cat? ; Monster minds ; Mixing paints ; A different box of tools ; Mindreaders ; Amateur scientist -- Feynman, the bomb, and the military. Fizzled fuses ; Testing bloodhounds ; Los Alamos from below ; Safecracker meets safecracker ; Uncle Sam doesn't need you! -- From Cornell to Caltech, with a touch of Brazil. The dignified professor ; Any questions? ; I want my dollar! ; You just ask them? ; Lucky numbers ; O Americano, outra vez! ; Man of a thousand tongues ; Certainly, Mr. Big! ; Offer you must refuse -- The world of one physicist. Would you solve the Dirac equation? ; The 7 percent solution ; Thirteen times ; 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 ; Altered states ; Cargo cult science
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780393355628
Lccn
2018002631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn988280798
  • (OCoLC)988280798
Label
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character, Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings ; introduction by Bill Gates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published as a Norton paperback 1997, reissued with a new Introduction 2018"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Far Rockaway to MIT. He fixes radios by thinking! ; String beans ; Who stole the door? ; Latin or Italian? ; Always trying to escape ; The chief research chemist of the metaplast corporation -- Princeton years. "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" ; Meeeeeeeeeee! ; Map of the cat? ; Monster minds ; Mixing paints ; A different box of tools ; Mindreaders ; Amateur scientist -- Feynman, the bomb, and the military. Fizzled fuses ; Testing bloodhounds ; Los Alamos from below ; Safecracker meets safecracker ; Uncle Sam doesn't need you! -- From Cornell to Caltech, with a touch of Brazil. The dignified professor ; Any questions? ; I want my dollar! ; You just ask them? ; Lucky numbers ; O Americano, outra vez! ; Man of a thousand tongues ; Certainly, Mr. Big! ; Offer you must refuse -- The world of one physicist. Would you solve the Dirac equation? ; The 7 percent solution ; Thirteen times ; 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 ; Altered states ; Cargo cult science
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780393355628
Lccn
2018002631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn988280798
  • (OCoLC)988280798

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