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A hilarious and moving tale of renowned physicist Richard Feynman's last adventure--a journey of the mind and spirit to the lost country of Tannu Tuva, a mysterious land recalled from his childhood stamp collecting. "Animated by irrepressible high spirits, this serendipitous saga is a tale of adventure, heartbreak and rare friendship."--Publishers Weekly.
Posted June 1, 2010
All the things we could learn if only we ask! A book that shows us that if we want something bad enough, we'll find a way to get it....even if it takes years. Fun read showing how an interest in stamp collection turns to obsession and finally reality. Richard Feynman, a prominent physicist, and his friend Ralph Leighton, decide they want to go to the Siberian country, Tannu-Tuva, after a debate over a stamp from the country questions if it is a real place. The book recounts their search to learn about this country and their obscure journey in an attempt to get there. I had no idea that a country called Tannu-Tuva exists and it was great fun to learn about it and such things as throat singing and to follow the two men in their journey of discovery.
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