Tuva Or Bust: Richard Feymans Last Journey by Ralph LeightonTuva Or Bust: Richard Feymans Last Journey by Ralph Leighton

Tuva Or Bust: Richard Feymans Last Journey

byRalph Leighton

Paperback | April 15, 2000

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In 1977, Feynman and his sidekick— fellow drummer and geography enthusiast Ralph Leighton—set out to make arrangements to visit Tuva, doing noble and hilarious battle with Soviet red tape, befriending quite a few Tuvans, and discovering the wonders of Tuvan throat-singing. Their Byzantine attempts to reach Tannu Tuva would span a decade, interrupted by Feynman's appointment to the committee investigating the Challenger disaster, and his tragic struggle with the cancer that finally killed him. Tuva or Bust! chronicles the deepening friendship of two zany, brilliant strategists whose love of the absurd will delight and instruct. It is Richard Feynman's last, best adventure.
Ralph Leighton lives in northern California.
Title:Tuva Or Bust: Richard Feymans Last JourneyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 15, 2000Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393320693

ISBN - 13:9780393320695


From Our Editors

As a boy with a penchant for collecting stamps, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman fell in love with a particular stamp from Tannu Tuvu in Mongolia and hoped one day to go there. In 1977, he and sidekick Ralph Leighton made arrangements to travel there, battled Russia’s red tape, befriended Tuvans and learned their singing secret. Tuva or Bust! chronicles the decade of adventures they encountered in their attempts to reach the coveted stamp.