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

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

Label
"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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 skepticism. 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-1988
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feynman, Richard P.
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.F49
LC item number
A37 1985
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leighton, Ralph
  • Hutchings, Edward
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Physicists
  • Science
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Physicists
  • Science
  • United States
Label
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character, Richard P. Feynman as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
pt. I. 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 -- pt. II. The Princeton years. "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" -- Meeeeeeeeeee! -- A map of the cat? -- Monster minds -- Mixing paints -- A different box of tools -- Mindreaders -- The amateur scientist -- pt. III. Feynman, the bomb, and the military. Fizzled fuses -- Testing bloodhounds -- Los Alamos from below -- Safecracker meets safecracker -- Uncle Sam doesn't need you! -- pt. IV. 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! -- An offer you must refuse -- pt. V. 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
22 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780393316049
Lccn
84014703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
99963728955
System control number
  • (OCoLC)10925248
  • (OCoLC)ocm10925248
Label
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character, Richard P. Feynman as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings
Publication
Note
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
pt. I. 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 -- pt. II. The Princeton years. "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" -- Meeeeeeeeeee! -- A map of the cat? -- Monster minds -- Mixing paints -- A different box of tools -- Mindreaders -- The amateur scientist -- pt. III. Feynman, the bomb, and the military. Fizzled fuses -- Testing bloodhounds -- Los Alamos from below -- Safecracker meets safecracker -- Uncle Sam doesn't need you! -- pt. IV. 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! -- An offer you must refuse -- pt. V. 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
22 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780393316049
Lccn
84014703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
99963728955
System control number
  • (OCoLC)10925248
  • (OCoLC)ocm10925248

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