Richard P. Feynman Boxed Set: “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” and “What Do You Care What Other People Think?”

By Richard P. Feynman , as told to Ralph Leighton
Read by Raymond Todd

11/01/2006 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780786167999

Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. In these two perennially popular, bestselling memoir collections, Feynman weaves his views on modern science together with his outrageous life experiences—a combustible mixture of intelligence, curiosity, skepticism, and chutzpah. In Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! , Feynman recounts his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr, gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature. In What Do You Care What Other People Think? , Feynman introduces us to his first love, who lay dying in a nearby hospital while he worked on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, and shares his brilliant experiment which revealed the cause of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion.

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Summary

Summary

Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. In these two perennially popular, bestselling memoir collections, Feynman weaves his views on modern science together with his outrageous life experiences—a combustible mixture of intelligence, curiosity, skepticism, and chutzpah.

In Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! , Feynman recounts his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr, gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature.

In What Do You Care What Other People Think? , Feynman introduces us to his first love, who lay dying in a nearby hospital while he worked on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, and shares his brilliant experiment which revealed the cause of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Quintessential Feynman—funny, brilliant, bawdy.” New Yorker
“ A chain reaction is not a bad analogy for Feynman’s life. From a critical mass of gray matter it goes off in all directions, producing both light and heat.  ” Time
“Feynman is legendary among his colleagues for his brilliance and his eccentricity…it’s hard not to smile all the way through.” Newsweek
“Hilarious, exhilarating…Feynman’s language is vivid, lively, and unpretentious…A refreshing message, indeed.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Mr. Feynman’s escapades are worthy of being read aloud…Raymond Todd seems to get as much pleasure out of the diversities of Feynman's career as the scientist did through living them.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) earned a BS from MIT and a PhD from Princeton. From 1942 to 1945, he assisted with the development of the atomic bomb. He then taught at Cornell and Caltech, where he contributed to the theories of superfluidity and quarks. He shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English