Listing books by Richard Feynman
|Full title||QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter [permalink]|
|Authors||Richard Feynman (author), Leonard Mautner (foreword) and Ralph Leighton (preface)|
|Categories||Physics and science|
|Original publication year||1985|
|ISBN||978-0-140-12505-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
|Full title||Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character [permalink]|
|Author||Richard Feynman (author)|
The book is a fascinating look into the mind of one of the 20th century's top physicist, the eccentric free spirit Richard Feynman. It's a mostly chronological account of the interesting moments of his life, from his childhood when he fixed radios, to his mischief at MIT, to Princeton, to Los Alamos (where he worked on the bomb and cracked safes for fun), to Cornell, to Brazil, to Japan. The stories are engagingly told as anecdotes, which is partly why it's such an interesting read (and partly because the stories are inherently interesting).
I think I can honestly say that this book is excellent all the way through. At no point was I bored. In fact, I grinned to myself at least three times and almost cried once (honest).