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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If you're looking for the humorous Richard Feynman you'll find less of him here than in Surely You're Joking... and What Do You Care... but if you'd like a broader sense of the man this is the place ... Read full review

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Outstanding. Wonderful view into cultivating the curious mind and the pleasure of having, and feeding, such a curious mind. Read full review

Contents

Computing Machines in the Future
27
Los Alamos from Below
53
What Is and What Should Be the Role
97
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Feynman was Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

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