"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character

What Do You Care What Other People Think Further Adventures of a Curious Character A thoughtful companion volume to the earlier Surely You Are Joking Mr Feynman Perhaps the most intriguing parts of the book are the behind the scenes descriptions of science and policy colliding in th

  • Title: "What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character
  • Author: Richard Feynman Ralph Leighton
  • ISBN: 9780393355642
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • A thoughtful companion volume to the earlier Surely You Are Joking Mr Feynman Perhaps the most intriguing parts of the book are the behind the scenes descriptions of science and policy colliding in the presidential commission to determine the cause of the Challenger space shuttle explosion and the scientific sleuthing behind his famously elegant O ring in ice water demA thoughtful companion volume to the earlier Surely You Are Joking Mr Feynman Perhaps the most intriguing parts of the book are the behind the scenes descriptions of science and policy colliding in the presidential commission to determine the cause of the Challenger space shuttle explosion and the scientific sleuthing behind his famously elegant O ring in ice water demonstration Not as rollicking as his other memoirs, but in some ways profound.

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    • Richard Feynman Ralph Leighton

      Richard Phillips Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics he proposed the parton model For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, together with Julian Schwinger and Sin Itiro Tomonaga Feynman developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams During his lifetime and after his death, Feynman became one of the most publicly known scientists in the world.He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb and was a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster In addition to his work in theoretical physics, Feynman has been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology creation of devices at the molecular scale He held the Richard Chace Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at Caltech See

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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 completely fascinating.Feynman was always very good at asking tough questions and at describing things as they are, not as they are supposed to be The most famous bit is where he s at the press conference [...]

    • I had a conversation with a coworker a couple days ago about whether leadership can be taught Can you make somebody into a great leader If so, then why are so many people bad at leading I really have no idea But what I am far certain about is whether there are natural born leaders I m sure there are, and I m sure Feynman was one of them.Something about Feynman s voice, about his way of seeing and thinking about the world, makes me respond quite automatically I stop being skeptical I ll trust an [...]

    • If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar Richard Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think An interesting book Not as good as Surely You re Joking, Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character, but it is still a gem Part 1 of the book A Curious Character contains roughly 9 essays spanning Feynman s life Some of the essays are expansions of stories and essays from other books Part 2 Mr Feynman Goes to Washington details Dr [...]

    • Somehow I came across Richard Feynman in the spring of 2012 I wish I had come across him sooner I was not quite sure how to pronounce his last name so I asked my husband if he had ever heard of Richard Feman and he responded Feynman At that time I knew very little about Richard Feynman and wished I had talked about him with my husband My husband passed away in June of 2012 and he had very much in common with Richard Feynman In fact, my husband reminded me so much of him So when I came across th [...]

    • This is five star because of one particular essay, called The Value of Science In that essay, Feynman conveys his sense of wonder with the natural world and likens that sense of awe and mystery with religious experience one few people not educated in science have the priviledge to encounter He also emplasises something I believe, but have never seen written about explicitly before that one huge contribution of science is the realisation that it s entirely possible to live your life and make deci [...]

    • BUEN SIMO Me gust todav a m s que el libro anterior, que aunque tambi n es excelente, a veces se siente un poco fanfarr n La forma de hablar del autor aunque haya sido transcrito por otros sigue siendo tan sencilla y genial que dan ganas, dan ganas de seguir la propia pasi n y hacer cosas.Dan ganas de todo.La primera parte de este libro es sencillamente ESPECTACULAR la historia de su primera mujer, sus primeros intentos con la ciencia es simplemente demasiado buena Solo las cartas familiares me [...]

    • I was enthusiastic about reading this after reading Surely you re joking Mr Feynman The book is divided into two parts A Curious Character which deals with the people who influenced Feynman the most his father and his wife Arline Arline and Richard were perfect for each other alas their relationship was bitter sweet Arline succumbed to tuberculosis and passed away at the age of twenty five It s not all sad though Arline very much enjoyed seeing Richard succeed but made sure he stayed grounded an [...]

    • Once again, Feynman is touching, hilarious, frank, and insightful, all at once This book, like the one preceding it, Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman, is a transcription of recordings made by Feynman s drumming partner, Ralph Leighton I have spent quite a few late nights watching interviews of Feynman on YouTube, including the story about the brown throated thrush, and I could actually hear his voice in my head as I was reading it This book is not as linear as the first one, being of a random co [...]

    • , , , , leave the poor child alone if he wants to put a blue tile, let him put a blue tile , No, i want to show him what patterns are like and how interesting they are , This dinosaur is twenty five feet high and its head is six feet across Now, lets see what that means That would mean that if it stood in our front yard, it would be tall enough to put his head through our window up here But its head would be too wide to fit in the window , everything i read i try to figure out what it really mea [...]

    • I liked this a lot, especially the chapters about Feynman s experiences as a commissioner in the Challenger shuttle accident investigation The last quote by Feynman at the very end stood out and struck me, as a sort of inter ocular impact It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satifactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom to teach how doubt is not to be feared [...]

    • Wonderful anecdotes from a brilliant mind A mixed bag of fascinating stories that fill in any of the gaps from Fyenman s life that weren t covered in Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Insightful and touching Albeit very scattered and not particularly chronological

    • Its not about writing style or just a grand adventure, its about a character Feyman has it, few people in history had it I would give the book 4,5 stars but my admiration for him pushed me to give it 5.Well, i had my own indelible journey with him written in my mind Starting now as 1st of Feb 2016 and go backward Finished the book, the large emphasis is placed on Feyman s suicidal journey with Washington investigation of Challenger disaster 1986 I do enjoy them but not as much as his life journe [...]

    • Really difficult to review this without comparing it to Surely You re Joking , which is a shame since this book is pretty good all on its own, but is a bit scattershot which it admits right at the beginning , and about half of it covers the Challenger explosion in details than I really cared about For the Feynman completist or NASA disaster junkie this will be really interesting, for the average reader probably not.However the first essay, about how parents can instill a love of learning and a [...]

    • Loved every bit of the words 3What a curious character he was It was total fun learning from his delightful, hilarious, flamboyant experiences However the epilogue touched my mind very profoundly regarding hia contemplations on the value of Science It was an unfathomable feeling occupied with his ideas We are at the very beginning of time for the human race It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems But there are tens of thousands of years in the future Our responsibility is to do what [...]

    • Richard Feynman is one of the most famous twentieth century Physicists He is one of those rare scientists who have managed to go beyond the success in the narrow confines of his field of research and become a public celebrity A big part of this success comes from his persona which combined incredible brilliance with the irreverent and down to earth attitude to most problems in life, be they big ones like working on the atomic bomb, or the everyday ones that almost all of us are familiar with It [...]

    • Before I was born, my father told my mother, If it s a boy, he s going to be a scientist When I was just a little kid, very small in a highchair, my father brought home a lot of little bathroom tiles seconds of different colors We played with them, my father setting them up vertically on my highchair like dominoes, and I would push one end so they would all go down Part 1 involved mainly of the scientist in the making with travel experiences during various conferences around the globe Letters, p [...]

    • What Do You Care What Other People Think is another series of adventures of a legendary physicist Richard P Feynman, a sequel to Surely You re Joking, Mr Feynman This time, we witness his teenage and adult life, and his early relationship with his father and wife, which didn t show much in the first book Further, we take a closer look at the details of his experience working with NASA on a committee to investigate the space shuttle disaster in 1986.Personally, I think the first part of the book, [...]

    • Unlike The Meaning of It All, this book sounds like Feynman not pretentious, approachable, and appreciative of a wide range of subjects He s known for being able to explain complex ideas in layman s terms without resorting to technical terms or vague explanations And that s the way science should be taught as ideas for which there is supporting evidence Not as lists of facts and vocabulary words.And yes, I did enjoy the second part of the book about Feynman s participation in the Commission that [...]

    • This book is a collection of stories told by the Nobel laureate, Richard Feynman The first half of the book is largely focused on several of Feynman s early influences, particularly his first wife, Arlene A few of these stories are light, but a lot are emotionally heavy as Feynman recounts how he and Arlene dealt with her battle with tuberculosis Even in such a trying situation, Richard and Arlene s positive and pragmatic personalities shine through and inspire.The second half of the book contai [...]

    • Richard Feynman, a brilliant physicist, an enthusiastic learner, and a down to earth person Backed up by his book Surely you re joking Mr Feynman , his love for science, his personality, are enhanced through this book A curious man, always trying to reason out things and to finding why things are the way they re An enigmatic person who found beauty in simple things, always restless being idle.Most of the book covers on his role in the commission to understand the failure of NASA s Challenger mis [...]

    • Ralph Leighton taraf ndan derlenen Ba kalar n n Ne D nd nden Sana Ne, Feynman n ok ilgi g ren biyografisi Eminim aka Yap yorsunuz, Bay Feynman n devam niteli inde Ancak Feynman bu kitapta o unlukla aka yapm yor Ayr ca, bu kitapta konular, d zenliymi havas vermek i in kronolojik olarak s ralanm olan Eminim aka Yap yorsunuz Bay Feynman a g re birbirleriyle daha az ilgili.Ba kalar n n Ne D nd nden Sana Ne, Feynman n ki ili ini en ok bi imlendirenlerin etkilerini anlatarak ba l yor annesi, babas , M [...]

    • More by the Laughing Physicist Okay, I suspect no one ever coined that phrase about Feynman, but they could have Why did I give this one a four stars instead of five like the first volume It wasn t because the book is any less entertaining, that s for certain Simply put, the first volume book had such an impact when I read it that I just had to put it at five stars Had I read them in reverse order then this is the volume that would be scored a five That s symmetry for you a topic covered in Six [...]

    • I really love reading the Feynman books They always inspire me to want to be a better person I did find that this one was a little slow for me in the second part this time Already knowing the story of Feynman s involvement in the Challenger investigation, it doesn t make for amazing re reading in the way that Surely You re Joking, Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character does.

    • A journey into the mind of one of the most brilliant and interesting people of the 20th century This book is worth reading for his insight into the Challenger accident and his important role as a member of the Presidential Commission alone combined with his recounting of the people who have shaped his life, and his views on the value of science and it s relation to society, this is a great account of Feynman s legacy If you d like to learn about this truly curious character, I d start with Sure [...]

    • Writing a review of this book, which I read many years ago, seems rather pointless Feynman was brilliant beyond any level that I can comprehend, and he lived a life that was brilliant in the same way largely incomprehensible and mostly to be marveled at But Feynman was also funny, quirky and intensely human This book gives some wonderful insights into that glimpses of an intellect that was truly larger than life in the best sense of the term.

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