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The Resource Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track : the letters of Richard P. Feynman, edited and with additional commentary by Michelle Feynman ; foreword by Timothy Ferris

Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track : the letters of Richard P. Feynman, edited and with additional commentary by Michelle Feynman ; foreword by Timothy Ferris

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Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track : the letters of Richard P. Feynman
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Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track
Title remainder
the letters of Richard P. Feynman
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edited and with additional commentary by Michelle Feynman ; foreword by Timothy Ferris
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eng
Summary
One of the towering figures of twentieth-century science, Richard Feynman possessed a curiosity that was the stuff of legend. Even before he won the Nobel Prize in 1965, his unorthodox and spellbinding lectures on physics secured his reputation amongst students and seekers around the world. It was his outsized love for life, however, that earned him the status of an American cultural icon--here was an extraordinary intellect devoted to the proposition that the thrill of discovery was matched only by the joy of communicating it to others. In this career-spanning collection of letters, many published here for the first time, we are able to see this side of Feynman like never before. As edited and annotated by his daughter, Michelle, these letters not only allow us to better grasp the how and why of Feynman's enduring appeal, but also to see the virtues of an inquiring eye in spectacular fashion. The result is a wonderful de facto guide to life, an eloquent testimony to the human quest for knowledge at all levels
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Few scientists have enthralled more people than Richard P. Feynman, the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Six Easy Pieces and Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Beloved for his engaging character and zest for life, he is an American cultural icon. With this collection of letters, Feynman's genius and singular personality can be enjoyed by all
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Biography type
individual biography
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212278
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16 .F49
LC item number
A4 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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the letters of Richard P. Feynman
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Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track : the letters of Richard P. Feynman, edited and with additional commentary by Michelle Feynman ; foreword by Timothy Ferris
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
14962494
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 486 pages
Isbn
9780465023714
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2005000049
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)ocm57393623
  • (OCoLC)57393623
Label
Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track : the letters of Richard P. Feynman, edited and with additional commentary by Michelle Feynman ; foreword by Timothy Ferris
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14962494
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 486 pages
Isbn
9780465023714
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005000049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57393623
  • (OCoLC)57393623

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