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

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Basic Books, Mar 16, 2005 - Science - 270 pages
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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. 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 to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.
  

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

User Review  - Sukhada - Goodreads

Wonderful!! I read it last summer and it is one of the most wonderful books on how to look at the world in a curious manner. Also, a lot of good tips on how to get kids interested in science. Read full review

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

User Review  - Carla - Goodreads

I guess a didn't inform myself enough about this book before I bought it. I wasn't expecting a compilation of interviews and books chapters. the disappointment about the book format made it hard to read and to get engaged by it. Read full review

Contents

1 The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
1
2 Computing Machines in the Future
27
3 Los Alamos From Below
53
4 What is and What Should Be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society
97
5 Theres Plenty of Room at the Bottom
117
6 The Value of Science
141
7 Richard P Feynmans Minority Report to the Space Shuttle Challenger Inquiry
151
8 What Is Science?
171
9 The Smartest Man in the World
189
Some Remarks on Science Pseudoscience and Learning How to Not Fool Yourself
205
11 Its as Simple as One Two Three
217
12 Richard Feynman Builds a Universe
225
13 The Relation of Science and Religion
245
Permission Acknowledgments
259
Index
261
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Richard P. Feynman was raised in Far Rockaway, New York, and received his Ph.D. from Princeton. He held professorships at both Cornell and the California Institute of Technology. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. He died in 1988.

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