The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

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by Richard P. Feynman, Freeman Dyson, Jeffrey Robbins
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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ISBN-13:
9780465023950
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/04/2005
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
161,415
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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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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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Fan4SFGiants More than 1 year ago
This is one of Richard Feynman's finest masterpieces. Richard Feynman clearly explains his theories about computers,atomic bombs and other physics observations found in everyday objects. If you're interested in physics,read this book. You'll love it!
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Richard P. Feynman is a witty scientific genius who contributed extensively to the Manhattan Project, making the atomic bomb. He was not a physics geek, obsessed with numbers, but a logical thinker, often perplexed by science and physics relating to matter in the universe, religion, and society. Feynman¿s accomplishments in nanotechnology have sparked the nanotech revolution, beginning already with improved water resistant products, and promising great leaps in the fields of medicine, chemistry, and energy. This compilation of speeches and interviews not only represents the scientist¿s work, but his motives and personality as well. Feynman shares entertaining stories, consisting of himself using his genius to play a trick or decode a safe. Others will find the combination of science and philosophy in this book a mind churning subject, as Feynman contemplates the intricacies of the universe. It is an entertaining and thought provoking read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
That's what this world needs. The more fun you can have at a moron's expense, the more delightful it is!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is, quite possibly, the GREATEST book I have EVER read. I loved it so much and recomend it to anyone who is alive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This great book opened my eyes to many wonders and to the joy of finding them out and how they work. His mental exercises were a great trial and fun to see if I could do them. I couldn't. I fell in love with Richard Feynman only to find he had died. Very sad. The whole world will miss him
Guest More than 1 year ago
Richard Feynman was a great physicist and a wonderful teacher. In another nice book THE BIBLE ACCORDING TO EINSTEIN, he is quoted as saying 'The fact that I understand this rose -- the light reflected off its surface, how it is composed of cells, why it is red, the evolutionary origin of the bees' attraction to it, and so on -- these things do not in any way diminish my appreciation of its beauty. In fact, they enhance my ability to enjoy the rose.' This says it all.