Saturday, 18 August 2007

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" : Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman


Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" : Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman


This guy has reached the highest accolades of scientific achievement but all the time managed to maintain his feet on the ground. Sometimes he almost reminds me of the hero in "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time". He is very, very bright, insatiably curious and yet, at the same time, incredibly naive and unknowing.

This gets him into lots of scrapes and adventures from which he always emerges wiser and with his own special brand of moral integrity fully intact.

We get behind the scene glimpses of the Manhattan project and his major contributions to science in a very special person to person view.

Inspiration to squeeze everything you can out of life.

I loved this book.

Four out of five stars.


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