Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Contributors | November 26, 2014

    Chris Faatz: IMG The Collected Poems of James Laughlin



    Fall has brought us a true gift in the publication of the massive The Collected Poems of James Laughlin, published by New Directions in an... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

The meaning of it all :thoughts of a citizen scientist

The meaning of it all :thoughts of a citizen scientist Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Many appreciate Richard P. Feynmans contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him—how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wonderful book—based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963—shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between science and religion, peoples distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepathy. Here we see Feynman in top form: nearly bursting into a Navajo war chant, then pressing for an overhaul of the English language (if you want to know why Johnny cant read, just look at the spelling of “friend”); and, finally, ruminating on the death of his first wife from tuberculosis. This is quintessential Feynman—reflective, amusing, and ever enlightening.

Synopsis:

In these remarkable lectures--never before published--the brilliant scientist reveals his thinking on life religion, politics, science, and everything in between.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201360806
Subtitle:
Thoughts Of A Citizen-scientist
Publisher:
Basic Books
Author:
Feynman, Richard P.
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Science -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
General science
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Helix Books
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in

Related Subjects

Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Popular

The meaning of it all :thoughts of a citizen scientist
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 144 pages Perseus Books,c1998. - English 9780201360806 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
In these remarkable lectures--never before published--the brilliant scientist reveals his thinking on life religion, politics, science, and everything in between.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.