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"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

400 pages, 2018

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Winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in physics, physicist Richard Feynman recounts his experiences and adventures as a scientist.

  In his book, "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!", he shares stories that include: trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein, cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets―and much more of an eyebrow-raising nature. 

 In his stories, Feynman's life shines through in all its eccentric glory―a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.

Curiosity is the Key

In 'Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!', Richard P. Feynman shows us that curiosity is the driving force behind all great discoveries. He encourages us to question everything, explore the world around us, and never stop learning. This book will inspire you to see the world with a fresh perspective.

Learning is Fun

Feynman believes that learning should never be a chore. He shows us that with the right attitude, learning can be fun and exciting. So, next time you find a new topic, don't shy away from it. Instead, dive in and see what you can learn.

The Importance of Practical Knowledge

The book emphasizes the importance of practical knowledge over theoretical knowledge. Feynman shows us that real understanding comes from doing, not just reading. So, don't just read about it, get your hands dirty and experience it for yourself.

Creativity in Science

Feynman shows us that science is not just about facts and figures, but also about creativity and imagination. He encourages us to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions. This book will inspire you to bring a touch of creativity to your work.

The Joy of Living

In 'Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!', he shares his zest for life and his love for adventure. He encourages us to live life to the fullest, take risks, and enjoy every moment. This book will inspire you to live your life with passion and joy.

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Feynman's book is a testament to the power of curiosity and the joy of discovery. It's a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the world around them.

Bill GatesBill Gates - Microsoft Co-founder

Feynman's book is a brilliant exploration of the mind of a genius. It's a fascinating journey into the world of physics and the human spirit.

Elon MuskElon Musk - Tesla CEO

Feynman's book is a masterclass in scientific thinking and the pursuit of knowledge. It's a book that challenges and inspires in equal measure.

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg - Facebook Founder

Feynman's book is a celebration of the scientific method and the power of questioning. It's a book that encourages us to never stop learning.

Larry PageLarry Page - Google Co-founder

Feynman's book is a testament to the power of creativity and the importance of thinking differently. It's a book that challenges the status quo and encourages us to think outside the box.

Steve JobsSteve Jobs - Apple Co-founder
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