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

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Basic 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 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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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


1 The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
2 Computing Machines in the Future
3 Los Alamos From Below
4 What is and What Should Be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society
5 Theres Plenty of Room at the Bottom
6 The Value of Science
7 Richard P Feynmans Minority Report to the Space Shuttle Challenger Inquiry
8 What Is Science?
9 The Smartest Man in the World
Some Remarks on Science Pseudoscience and Learning How to Not Fool Yourself
11 Its as Simple as One Two Three
12 Richard Feynman Builds a Universe
13 The Relation of Science and Religion
Permission Acknowledgments

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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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