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Feynman had a fantastic sense of humor, and his memoirs of his Manhattan Project days roil with fun despite his later misgivings about nuclear weapons. Though one or two pieces are a bit hard to follow for the nontechnical reader, for the most part the book is easygoing and engaging on a personal rather than a scientific level. Freeman Dyson's foreword and editor Jeffrey Robbins's introductions to each essay set the stage well and are respectful without being worshipful. Though Feynman has been gone now for many years, his work lives on in quantum physics, computer design, and nanotechnology; like any great scientist, he asked more questions than he answered, to give future generations the pleasure of finding things out. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found this book to be very engaging.
If you have read many of his other works and you are expecting a great amount of new material, then this book will probably be a disappointment.
This book, and others by him, are must reads for anyone interested in popular science, hard science, or simply great non-fiction writing.
This book shows the person behind the Genius. His fiddling around with things and people, and so on and so forth.. You can actually hear his voice while you read his stories. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Guilherme Gomide
Interesting book. Feynman starts the book by bringing you right into his thinking. Every sentence counts. The energy that he couples with his thinking is remarkable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tim Sears
Written entertainingly and informatively, with both substantive explanations of scientific principles and humorous stories of the life of a great man.Published 2 months ago by Ryan Essex
What a great read. Feynman was at once brilliant but amazingly normal.Published 2 months ago by G. Heumann
Any book by Richard Feynman is always instructive and entertaining. This due to his outspoken ways of inquiring without giving in to what is "Politically Correct."Published 5 months ago by pulsar
Mostly the written ramblings of Feynman, often heard previously in his many videos/interviews that can be found on You Tube. Read morePublished 6 months ago by WTG
I admit that when I first discovered Feynman about three decades ago, I appreciated his achievements but found him to be a bit of a cocky philistine. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Irfan A. Alvi
What can you say about this man and his books that hasn't already been said so many times before. One word: Great. Buy these books for yourself, your friends or your kids.Published 7 months ago by Jazzed