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What Do You Care What Other People Think? - Richard P. Feynman
What Do You Care What Other People Think?
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The New York Times bestseller: sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!"—funny, poignant, instructive.One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do... show more
The New York Times bestseller: sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!"—funny, poignant, instructive.One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman’s last literary legacy, which he prepared as he struggled with cancer. Among its many tales—some funny, others intensely moving—we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393320923 (0393320928)
ASIN: 393320928
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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4.0 What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
This audio CD of Feynman's second collection of autobiographical bits is a lot of fun to listen to. The part about the President's Commission on the Challenger Shuttle disaster was very powerful and wryly funny. Feynman was such a scientist, so intent of finding things out that he simply ignored the...
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We were having a discussion about safety at NASA in another thread and I thought of this book, about half of which consists of an account of Feynman's role in the investigation following the Challenger disaster. One of the other reviewers complained that this section was too long, but I found it com...
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