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Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard Feynmanby Richard P Feynman
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Book News Annotation:
Comprises 13 pieces—interviews, speeches, lectures, and printed articles—on all sorts of topics, by the inimitable physicist. Many (most) are available elsewhere, but it's fun to have them collected here. Freeman Dyson provides the foreword; editor Robbins briefly introduces the collection and each selection.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An unparalleled collection of the timeless writings of one of sciences most beloved and original thinkers.
Table of Contents
The pleasure of finding things out — Computing machines in the future — Los Alamos from below — What is and what should be the role of scientific culture in modern society — There's plenty of room at the bottom — The value of science — Richard P. Feynman's minority report to the space shuttle Challenger inquiry — What is science? — The smartest man in the world — Cargo cult science: some remarks on science, pseudoscience, and learning how to not fool yourself — It's as simple as one, two, three — Richard Feynman builds a universe — The relation of science and religion.
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