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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It is an ironic twist of fate that Feynman the iconoclast has become a 20th-century icon. Feynman has a large and devoted following not because of his famous hijinks, or his skill as a bongo drum ... Read full review

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Not quite as much fun as Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character, but still a good glimpse into Feynman's thinking and antics. 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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