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Classic Feynman: All the Adventures of a Curious Character


Feynman, Richard P./ Leighton, Ralph. An omnibus edition celebrating a great scientific mind and a legendary American original—including a live recording. Richard Feynman (1918-1988) thrived on outrageous adventures. In the phenomenal national bestsellers "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" and "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" the Nobel Prize-winning physicist recounted in an inimitable voice his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums, solving the mystery of the Challenger disaster, and much else of an eyebrow-raising, hugely entertaining, and astounding nature. One of the most influential and creative minds of recent history, Feynman also possessed an unparalleled ability as a storyteller, a delightful coincidence celebrated in this special omnibus edition of his classic stories.

Now packaged with an hour-long audio CD of the 1978 "Los Alamos from Below" lecture, Classic Feynman offers readers a chance to finally hear a great tale in the orator's own voice. Published by W. W. Norton, Nov 7, 2005

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Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track


This is a collection of personal letters written by legendary physicist and raconteur Richard P. Feynman. Edited by his daughter Michelle, and including many letters written to Feynman, it shows the full extent of his legacy like never before.


Published by Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2005

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Exercises & Solutions for the Feynman Lectures on Physics by Robert Leighton. Three volumes (bound as one) designed to accompany the seminal series of lectures given by Feynman at Caltech in the early 60's.  These volumes are very hard to find and no set of the lectures is complete without it!  (Not all solutions are given.)

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    $25.00 Paperback

No Ordinary Genius by Christopher Sykes.  Sykes is a documentary filmmaker for BBC TV who grew to know the great physicist while making two films about his life. He has compiled selections from Feynman's writings and other sources and arranged them in topical chapters, supplemented with photos. This photo-album tribute presents a series of quick-but-intimate portraits through photographs of Feynman and friends and a selection of entertaining and revealing excerpts from interviews and conversations. The supporting cast includes physicists Richard Davies, Freeman Dyson, David Goodstein, and John Archibald Wheeler as well as a couple of computer scientists, artists, musicians, and Feynman's children. The main events of Feynman's life--winning the Nobel Prize; working at Los Alamos; discoveries in superfluidity, diffusion, and radioactive decay; and investigation into the "Challenger" tragedy -- are all discussed, as is Feynman's gift for having fun.

    $30.00 Hardcover

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QED: A play $8.95

by Peter Parnell, Richard Phillips Feynman, Ralph Tuva or Bust Leighton

"QED is a seductive mix of science, human affections, moral courage and comic eccentricity... not to be missed." - John Simon, NEW YORK MAGAZINE "...The play itself is a kind of proof, dramatically illustrating how a man who happens to be a genius elegantly and movingly works through the human problem of how to face the end of his life." - Nancy Franklin, THE NEW YORKER With a moving and powerful introduction from Alan Alda. Who knew that quantum electrodynamics could make for a dramatic read? In the hands of the late, great physicist Richard Feynman, it does. Feynman's theory of QED is just one of the many topics the playwright Peter Parnell explores in this nearly-one-man show, a recent Broadway triumph for star Alan Alda as Feynman. Set in Feynman's office on the weekend of his realization that he has terminal cancer, this play is an intellectual tour-de-force that captures the unique, hilarious, and puckish genius that Feynman was. From his work on the Manhattan Proje ct to the death of his beloved first wife, from his mission to reconstruct the Challenger space shuttle tragedy to his Nobel-prize winning physics ideas, the mere resume of Feynman's life is fascinating. But Parnell give us more, letting Feynman fill in the details of his life. When he reads a letter he wrote to his wife after her death, or flirts with a student, or chillingly recalls walking around Manhattan calculating how much damage an atomic bomb could do, we grow to love the man behind the scientist. And we read in fascinatin as he puzzles out the problem of his own death. Combining the current interest in science and math in the entertainment world with one of the most entertaining scientists in U.S. history, QED is a tour-de-force.

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