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, (electronic resource)

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

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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-1988
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feynman, Richard P.
Dewey number
530/.092/4
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.F49
LC item number
A37 1985eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leighton, Ralph
  • Hutchings, Edward
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Feynman, Richard P.
  • Feynman, Richard Phillips
  • Feynman, Richard Phillips
  • Feynman, Richard Phillips
  • Physicists
  • Science
  • Physiciens
  • Sciences
  • Physiciens
  • Sciences
  • Physicists
  • Science
  • Natuurkundigen
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Anekdotes
  • Autobiographie
  • Biografias De Fisicos
  • Physiciens
  • Sciences
  • Autobiographie
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • 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, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
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ocn915594467
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (350 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780393339857
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F69B5013-7738-4E83-9172-41E85400F364
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o915594467
  • (OCoLC)915594467
Label
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character, Richard P. Feynman as told to Ralph Leighton ; edited by Edward Hutchings, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn915594467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393339857
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F69B5013-7738-4E83-9172-41E85400F364
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o915594467
  • (OCoLC)915594467

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