Synopses & Reviews
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard Feynmanfrom interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in sciencea 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.
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.