Friday, August 13, 2004

“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

This book, written by Richard Feynman, a Nobel Laureate in Physics, is one of the most popular books written by a scientist and undoubtedly one of my all-time favourites. Here, Feynman recounts his capers from the years spent at Princeton, Cornell, Caltech as well as anecdotes in connection with work on atom bomb (the Manhattan Project) at Los Alamos.

Throughout the book, Feynman comes across as an extraordinary combination of high intelligence, sharp mind, unlimited curiosity about every aspect of life, and above all, a fine sense of humour.

Vivid, lively and unpretentious, this is one book that you return to time and again!

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