Feynman, Richard

"Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!"

  • First edition, first printing and a beautiful copy in excellent condition. The orange dust jackets and boards of this book are notoriously prone to fading, but this one is remarkably bright and attractive.

    Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman is one of the most popular scientific memoirs of all time. In a series of humorous and poignant short stories the famous physicist describes his childhood and developing interest in science, his college education and time on the Manhattan Project, and his career at Cornell and Caltech. Among the memorable episodes are Feynman's description of an anatomical chart as a "map of the cat", his safe cracking escapades at Los Alamos, and his exasperated reaction to winning the Nobel Prize. Uniting all the stories is Feynman's thoughtful approach to the scientific method and its meaning in the modern world.

  • Adventures of a Curious Character, as told to Ralph Leighton. Edited by Edward Hutchings. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1985. Octavo. Original red cloth backed boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly cracked between the front free endpaper and the half title. An excellent copy in the bright jacket with just a few minor nicks at the top edges.

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