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

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Basic Books, 2005 - Science - 289 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  - Lydia - Goodreads

I really enjoyed Feynman's book "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman" so I thought I would read this one as well. I didn't finish it because it seems to have a lot of the same stories as the other book. Read full review

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

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

The parts about Feynman's descriptions of how his father taught him to be curious about nature and his humorous accounts of his time at Los Alamos were the best parts of the book. I also enjoyed his ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword byFreeman Dyson
Modern Society
7RichardP Feynmans Minority Report tothe Space Shuttle ChallengerInquiry
Some Remarks on Science
11Its asSimpleas OneTwo Three
13The Relation of Science and Religion
Index
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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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