A semi-serious (auto)biography of Richard Feynman, telling us how a big scientist can be interested not only in his field of investigation but in the whole word around him. So he became a drummer (even playing in Rio carnival!), a safecracker, a mayan "expert", and many other "things".
Probably was (also) his eclectic personality and his curiosity to make him the great scientist he has been.
Thanks Mr. Feynman!
What a life Feynman lived! I love the guy for so many reasons; his outlook on life, his playful nature, his intelligence, the importance of human issues he focuses on, the wonderful unimportance of problems he focuses on (safe-cracking, playing the bongos, joining a Samba band in a poor south American neighbourhood).
I think it's great how he is able to interact equally with all types of people.
He's one of my heroes...Continua
A classic book about Feynman, full of interesting, curious, entartaining and fun anectodes, told by himself.
More or less quoting the intro, it's amazing how a single man could live such a rich life.
What I love of the man, besides the huge achievements in physics (which alone could account for a rich life), are his openess of mind, wide-eyed curiosity, his ability to see and put things into the real life, the rich humor and the disenchanted actitude towards life.