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'What Do You Care What Other People Think?': Further Adventures of a Curious Character par [Feynman, Richard P.]
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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 demonstration. Not as rollicking as his other memoirs, but in some ways more profound.

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Roughly half of these 21 short, colloquial essays deal with Feynman's firsthand investigaton of the Challenger space-shuttle disaster. He casts himself in the role of intrepid detective, and the first-person singular pronoun keeps intruding on the worthwhile things he has to say about flight safety and lack of communication within NASA. An appendix offers his chilling technical observations on the shuttle's reliability or lack of it. The remaining pieces are mostly a blur of international conferences, purveying slight anecdotes. But two essays touch genuine depths of feeling: his tribute to his father, who taught him to cultivate a sense of wonder, and his account of his love affair with his first wife (who died). In this posthumous miscellany, theoretical physicist Feynman displays only sporadically the adventurousness that captivated readers of Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman.
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Par Divine MEMBRE DU CLUB DES TESTEURS le 5 avril 2013
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J'adore lire les biographies et ce petit livre raconte la vie de Richard Feynman, vue par lui-même.
Il raconte la rencontre avec sa première femme, sa mort, quelques endroits qu'il a visités, Bruxelles, Varsovie, le Japon,
Puis il nous raconte sa participation à la commission Challenger où il débusque un fossé réel ou fictif entre manageurs et ingénieurs de la NASA.
Le tout est décrit avec humour et intelligence. Il finit par quelques pages de réflexion sur "la valeur de la science".
J'ai adoré le ton de cet homme "libre", confiant dans sa réflexion et sa curiosité.
J'aurais aimé en savoir encore plus...
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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's the latter ones and his quirky and unorthodox approach to them that made Feynman endearing to the general public.

His earlier book "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman" was a classic and an inspiration to generations of young scientists who were shown that you can have lots of fun while pursuing a life in science. I myself had read it in single sitting, and had completely been mesmerized by Feynman's wit and irreverent attitude. "What Do You Care What Other People Think" is a further collection of stories and anecdotes from his life. Some of these had been told by others over the years, but in this book they all come together in a single volume as told by Feynman himself. Some of the events and stories presented come from the last few years of his life, and it is hard not to feel the poignancy of the fact that these were some of his last thoughts on subjects and situations that he cared about.

Almost half of the book is dedicated to the investigation of the Challenger disaster. Feynman was on the presidential commission that investigated that disaster, and here we get a full insight into what had been going on during commission's session.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Feynman Is an Approachable and Likeable Genius. A rare American bird. 21 août 2016
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Richard Feynman was a genius. A rare bird who wasn't afraid of controversy or expounding his own strong opinions. Of course he had the "ace up his sleeve." He was the most innovative and brilliant scientist and physicist. I liked his other books as well, where he talks candidly about how his curiosity and native intelligence was active at a very early age. Be charmed and educated. Read the book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fails to disappoint. A great sequel! 3 juillet 2011
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Just absolutely wonderful - another collection of anecdotes from Feynman's life. The first part of the book almost seems indistinguishable from 'Surely You're...', using the same style of narration to present details of incidents. These 'incidents' are often unconnected and span from childhood recollections from Feynman's life and his original encounter with Arlene (his wife) to the time he spent during a trip to Brazil. Each story is amusing whilst managing to provide a deeper glimpse into the erratic, comical yet intelligent character of Feynman.

The second and greater part of this book deals with Feynman's presence on the committee investigating the 1986 crash of the Space Shuttle Challenger, capturing the incredible dissatisfaction felt by him as he is plunged into the administrative bureaucracy of Washington and NASA. The descriptions of the shuttle and its faulty components are illustrated clearly with the help of figures and photographs. These illustrations help the reader visualize the circumstances of the crash and where the the major fault within the shuttle actually lay. These are particularly helpful in eliminating any ambiguity in the description of technical rocket components (O-rings, etc). Despite the serious content, this part of the book retains the strong elements of humor found within rest of the book. It manages to paint a ludicrous picture of the way things tended to be handled in NASA (e.g. NASA informing an official that the probability of failure of an manned rocket is 1 in 100,000 which implied that "you could fly the shuttle every day for an average of 300 years between accidents- every day, one flight, for 300 years- which is obviously crazy!"). He also points towards the general errors made by large organizations such as NASA due to the divide between levels of management by narrating personal conversations with the management, engineers and workers. The perspicuous manner with which he describes his involvement in the investigation almost makes the reader feel as if he were right alongside Feynman while he was dealt the task of investigating the crash.

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed "Surely You're Joking..." and is willing to put his mind to a bit more work to enjoy the second part of the book. Overall, it is a great book that any Feynman fan will be willing to appreciate!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 marvelous book 18 mai 2016
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Feynman was not only an extraordinary physicist but also an accomplished writer, drummer, artist (later in life) and an kind and generous person as well.

The book is autobiographic and the stories he shares so clearly reflect that this man, which for us scientists is as close to god as we get, is so very human.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent message presented in a friendly, readable way -- not a sermon. 26 mars 2017
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Richard Feynman was a truly excellent teacher. He was entertaining, creative, and knowledgeable. His well-known Nobel-prize winning work and iconoclastic behavior proves the point: follow your own thinking. The lesson of this book is the best possible lesson: do not let other people's expectations control what you do. Why give them power over you?
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Bits and pieces of genius 2 mai 2017
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A little unpolished, but a tremendous insight into one of the greatest minds to grace the field of physics. This is very easy and reading, don't be intimidated by the man. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman was more fun, but reading about the challenger investigation is extremely interesting. Read it in a single day, something I rarely do these days.
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