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Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman
By Timothy Ferris (foreword by) and Michelle Feynman (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date April 24, 2006
Pages 486
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465023714
ISBN-10 0465023711
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Other format details sci/tech
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A collection of the correspondence of the maverick physicist, Nobel laureate, and best-selling author offers an insightful and intimate glimpse into the mind and life of a scientific luminary who became a legend in his own time. Reprint.
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A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a loving husband and father, an enthusiastic teacher, a surprisingly accomplished bongo player, and a genius of the highest caliber---Richard P. Feynman was all these and more. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track--collecting over forty years' worth of Feynman's letters--offers an unprecedented look at the writer and thinker whose scientific mind and lust for life made him a legend in his own time. Containing missives to and from such scientific luminaries as Victor Weisskopf, Stephen Wolfram, James Watson, and Edward Teller, as well as a remarkable selection of letters to and from fans, students, family, and people from around the world eager for Feynman's advice and counsel, Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track not only illuminates the personal relationships that underwrote the key developments in modern science, but also forms the most intimate look at Feynman yet available. Feynman was a man many felt close to but few really knew, and this collection reveals the full wisdom and private passion of a personality that captivated everyone it touched. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track is an eloquent testimony to the virtue of approaching the world with an inquiring eye; it demonstrates the full extent of the Feynman legacy like never before. Edited and with additional commentary by his daughter Michelle, it's a must-read for Feynman fans everywhere, and for anyone seeking to better understand one of the towering figures--and defining personalities--of the twentieth century.


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With Richard Phillips Feynman | from Basic Books (April 5, 2005)
9780738206363 | details & prices | 486 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $26.00
About: A collection of the correspondence of the maverick physicist, Nobel laureate, and author offers an insightful and intimate glimpse into the mind and life of a scientific luminary.
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Reprint edition from Basic Books (April 24, 2006)
9780465023714 | details & prices | 486 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $18.00
About: A collection of the correspondence of the maverick physicist, Nobel laureate, and best-selling author offers an insightful and intimate glimpse into the mind and life of a scientific luminary who became a legend in his own time.

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