Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track : the letters of Richard P. Feynman
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New York : Basic Books, [2005].
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0738206369, 9780738206363, 0465023711, 9780465023714
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xxiii, 486 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Feynman, R. P. 1., & Feynman, M. (2005). Perfectly reasonable deviations from the beaten track: the letters of Richard P. Feynman . Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Feynman, Richard P. 1918-1988 and Michelle. Feynman. 2005. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman. New York: Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Feynman, Richard P. 1918-1988 and Michelle. Feynman. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman New York: Basic Books, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Feynman, Richard P. 1918-1988., and Michelle Feynman. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman Basic Books, 2005.

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