The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

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Perseus Books, 1999 - Science - 270 pages
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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard Feynman—from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science—a life like no other.From his ruminations on science in our culture and descriptions of the fantastic properties of quantum physics to his report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in Feynman and anyone interested in the world of ideas. Newcomers to Feynman will be moved by his wit and deep understanding of the natural world, and of the human experience.

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Review: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

User Review  - Nicolás Rivas - Goodreads

An ego book. All that is interesting in this book is only interesting because Feynman said it. Remove the author and the anecdotes are boring, the philosophy shallow (although clear, precise) and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Billy - Goodreads

Classic Feynman. This collection reminded me why undergraduates revere him nearly thirty years after his death and why some of his writings should be required reading. Read full review

Contents

Computing Machines in the Future
27
Los Alamos from Below
53
What Is and What Should Be the Role
97
Copyright

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Feynman was Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

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