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The best book that really demonstrates Feynman's talent as a science teacher:

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (https://www.amazon.com/QED-Strange-Princeton-Science-Library/dp/0691164096/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526447049&sr=8-1&keywords=qed+feynman)

 

This topic, Quantum Electrodynamics, is what he won the Nobel prize for. I read this book when I was in my tenth grade, the book has no equations and is written for the layman. How many noble prize winning physicists can explain their theory to a 16 year old in real depth? This is Feynman at his best! Highly recommend it.

 

If you want a more technical book that shows how awesome Feynman is as an undegrad teacher, I recommend the second volume of Feynman's lectures.

 

If you are looking for life of Feynman, I recommend Surely You're Joking..

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Excellent,  Thanks all.  I have most of my summer reading lined up! 8)

 

(Note: Feynman's two volumes of lectures, as well as the Intelligent Investor were sitting in the bookcase in my dad's study; sadly at 16, I 'read' Playboy and invested in penny stocks instead. :-[ )

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