The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of the works of a noted scientist and Nobel Prize winner includes his most fascinating short works, such as his report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

Perseus Publishing
An unparalleled collection of the timeless writings of one of science’s most beloved and original thinkers.

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
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)

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& Taylor

A collection of short works by the noted scientist includes his report on the space shuttle Challenger disaster and his Nobel Prize acceptance speech

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Books, 1999
Description: xvi, 270 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780738201085
0738201081
9780738203492
0738203491
Branch Call Number: 500 Fey

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

A splendid introduction to this brilliant physicist’s work, his wit and his humanness.

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