• Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman

    Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman (CD-Audio) By (author) Richard Phillips Feynman

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    DescriptionAn extraordinary volume of never-before-published letters written by one of America's most beloved scientists. Richard P. Feynman, brilliant physicist and beloved teacher, is an iconic figure in the world of science. While there have been many books celebrating his myriad scientific achievements and personal eccentricities, his personal correspondence has remained largely hidden from view buried in the archive at Caltech or locked in a box in his daughter's Pasadena home. Now, for the first time, we have the privilege of reading his wonderful letters to students, long-lost relatives, former lovers, crackpots, colleagues, and die-hard fans. From his early love letters to his first wife Arline, who died at Los Alamos of tuberculosis, to his decades-long attempt to resign from the National Academy of Sciences, Feynman shares his views on feminism, fatherhood and everything in between. These letters, which span a full half-century, tell the story of a marvelous and inventive life, and reveal the pathos and wisdom of a man many felt close to but few really knew. By turns abrasive and charming, intimate and inspiring, we see the many sides of Richard Feynman, and treasure him all the more.


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    Title
    Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
    Subtitle
    The Letters of Richard P. Feynman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Phillips Feynman
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 145 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781419343223
    ISBN 10: 141934322X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: PH, TBX
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: BGT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000, LCO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 81600
    Thema V1.0: DND, PH, DNBT
    Publisher
    Recorded Books
    Imprint name
    Recorded Books
    Publication date
    01 May 2005
    Review quote
    "The letters are emblematic of the passion Feynman brought to his life and work..."