Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton (Paperback)
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Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton (Paperback)

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, but he was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure. An artist, safecracker, practical joker and storyteller, Feynman's life was a series of combustible combinations made possible by his unique mixture of high intelligence, unquenchable curiosity and eternal scepticism. Over a period of years, Feynman's conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton were first taped and then set down as they appear here, little changed from their spoken form, giving a wise, funny, passionate and totally honest self-portrait of one of the greatest men of our age.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099173311
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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"There are two types of genius. Ordinary geniuses do great things, but they leave you room to believe that you could do the same if only you worked hard enough. Then there are magicians, and you can have no idea how they do it. Feynman was a magician" -- Hans Bethe, theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate
"A storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain. He proves once again that it is possible to laugh out loud and scratch your head at the same time" * New York Times Book Review *
"Quintessential Feynman - funny, brilliant, bawdy...enormously entertaining" * New Yorker *
"Buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist" * Science Digest *

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“interesting and funy!”

It's always intriguing to see how the life of a great mind is! You get inspired and you laugh too. A pleasure to read. The book I received has a different cover.

Paperback edition
16th October 2012
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“Enjoyable”

This book is very down to earth and made me laugh repeatedly... it's got science parts but they are understandable I heard it reviewed on radio 4 by Brian cox's wife fo thought it must be good and it was!!

Paperback edition
2nd January 2017
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“Intriguing insight into a great mind”

This differs from a typical biography, in that it is only partially chronological and constitutes a series of carefully chosen anecdotes written by a close colleague and friend. Each vignette paints a sincere and... More

Paperback edition
4th July 2016
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