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

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character: Adventures of a Curious Character ಋ Early reader series ⚦ Kindle Ebook By Richard P Feynman ⚼ A series of anecdotes shouldn t by rights add up to an autobiography, but that s just one of the many pieces of received wisdom that Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman 1918 88 cheerfully ignores in his engagingly eccentric book, a bestseller ever since its initial publication in 1985 Fiercely independent read the chapter entitled Judging Books by Their Covers , intolerant of stupidity even when it comes packaged as high intellectualism check out Is Electricity Fire , unafraid to offend see You Just Ask Them , Feynman informs by entertaining It s possible to enjoy Surely You re Joking, Mr Feynman simply as a bunch of hilarious yarns with the smart alecky author as know it all hero At some point, however, attentive readers realize that underneath all the merriment simmers a running commentary on what constitutes authentic knowledge learning by understanding, not by rote refusal to give up on seemingly insoluble problems and total disrespect for fancy ideas that have no grounding in the real world Feynman himself had all these qualities in spades, and they come through with vigor and verve in his no bull prose No wonder his students and readers around the world adored him Wendy SmithHistory will remember Nobel Prizewinning physicist Feynman 19181988 , for his work in quantum physics and his role in the investigation of the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle Contemporary readers and listeners, however, will remember him best for his reputation as a free thinking iconoclast whose personal adventures were hilarious, insightful and inspiring Todd does a fabulous job of conveying Feynman s infectious enthusiasm and childlike sense of wonder with his energetic portrayal of the scientist He s adept even in difficult sections, such as when Feynman speaks Italian and Chineseinventing completely made up but accurate sounding languages Todd does a good job of portraying Feynman s inquisitive manner and conveys the book s message and attitude with aplomb While he sounds nothing like the late physicist Feynman the subject of James Gleick s Geniushad a thick Long Island accent and sounded like a cross between Yogi Bear and The Honeymooners Ed Norton , Todd s clean, polite voice is a revelation Based on the Norton paperback Oct Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. Richard Feynman Wikipedia The Pleasure of Finding Things Out Best Short Works Richard P Cambridge, Massachusetts Perseus Books ISBN The Official Site Feynman Physicist explains the scientific and unscientific methods understanding nature Surely You re Joking, Mr Adventures a Surely Curious Character Feynman, Ralph Leighton, Bill Gates Biography Facts Britannica brilliant influential American theoretical physicist post World War II era Biographical Nobelprize was born in New York City on th May He studied at Institute Technology where he obtained his BSc Princeton University PhD Research Assistant , Professor Theoretical Scientist Teacher Raconteur Musician scientist, teacher, raconteur, drummer assisted development atomic bomb, expanded quantumelectrodynamics, translated Mayan hieroglyphics, cut to heart Challenger disaster Author About Phillips an known for path integral formulation quantum mechanics, theory qua Quotes BrainyQuote Enjoy best BrainyQuote Quotations by Physicist, Born Share with your friends Physics is fun imagine TED Talk In this archival footage from BBC TV, celebrated what fire, magnets, rubber bands are like scale jiggling atoms they made Feynman A celebration s life Daughter Janna Levin Tow Astronomy Barnard College Columbia John Preskill "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character: Adventures of a Curious Character


    • 2.1
    • 100
    • School & Library Binding
    • B003V1WXKU
    • Richard P Feynman
    • English
    • 25 February 2017
    • 352 pages