The pleasure of finding things out: the best short works of Richard P. Feynman

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Perseus Books, Aug 12, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 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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brilliant man with much achieved and a motivator for the younger generation to use their minds, their gifts and talents! dr. feynman predicted the techno future and it is revealed in this book... he ... Read full review

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Awesome. Feynman has always had a contagious way with his amazement for nature. These works definitely make you rediscover that fascination you had as a kid. Reading and watching videos of Feynman is ... Read full review

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

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