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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

"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
Title variation
Adventures of a curious character
Title variation remainder
adventures of a curious character
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this phenomenal bestseller, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman recounts his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums--and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature. Photos
Summary
The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist talks about his adventure-filled life in a series of transcribed taped discussions
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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202004
Cataloging source
MNU
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1918-1988
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Feynman, Richard P.
Dewey number
530.092
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.F49
LC item number
A37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Leighton, Ralph
  • Hutchings, Edward
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True
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  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Physicists
  • Science
Target audience
adult
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adventures of a curious character
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
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 -- 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 -- 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! ; An 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
Control code
14963853
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Norton pbk. ed.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780393316049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37123233
  • (OCoLC)37123233
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
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 -- 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 -- 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! ; An 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
Control code
14963853
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Norton pbk. ed.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780393316049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37123233
  • (OCoLC)37123233

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