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

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Basic Books, Apr 6, 2005 - Science - 300 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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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A collection of truly fun essays about all sorts of things. It's almost a kind of pick-me-up for the scientifically minded. Some of the best essays are the ones concerning nanotechnology, "What is ... Read full review

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User Review  - regularguy5mb - LibraryThing

Feynman has such a sense of whimsy, as we find out as we learn about his pranks at Los Alamos and his fondness for the art of safe-cracking, and that is what this book of short essays and lectures ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Freeman Dyson
Editors Introduction 1 The Pleasure of Finding Things
Computing Machines in the Future
Los Alamos from Below
What Is and What Should Be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society
Theres Plenty of Room at the Bottom
The Value of Science
Richard P Feynmans Minority Report to the Space Shuttle Challenger Inquiry
The Smartest Man in the World
Some Remarks on Science Pseudoscience and Learning How to Not Fool Yourself
Its as Simple as One Two Three
Richard Feynman Builds a Universe
The Relation of Science and Religion
Acknowledgments
Index
Copyright

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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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