"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

By Richard P. Feynman & Ralph Leighton

  • Release Date: 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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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.

Reviews

  • Great Read

    5
    By TheGahdnah
    Having been assigned this as required reading for AP Physics, I was not expecting the excellent story that I experienced. Not only did it have a lot of funny, interesting stories, but it also had some powerful insights into scientific practice that I hope to practice not only in my own studies, but also in the rest of my life. Verdict: Great book, should be required reading for everyone.
  • Bested

    5
    By Chesseball lover
    That is the best science book ever written I am going to read it over and over again awesome I will recommend it to everyone
  • science!

    5
    By Isaac Weiss
    this is an amazing book that i would recommend to anyone with a love of science and humor. I was forced to pick a book about someone and i picked this one. highly recommended.
  • Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman

    5
    By Cbisct
    Pure Feynman! Rough edges with absolute intellectual honesty. A good way to get to know a very interesting human being and worth the time in measuring yourself against his criteria.
  • Really good book

    5
    By Imseth85
    Worth the money, I didn't know much about Feynman but he's really a likable guy who's made some important discoveries. A page turner for sure.
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman

    4
    By Ulbrecht
    A bestselling autobiography by one of the funniest physicists America ever produced.

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