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Pleasure of Finding Things Out : Best Short Works of Richard Feynman

Pleasure of Finding Things Out : Best Short Works of Richard Feynman - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465023950

Cover of Pleasure of Finding Things Out : Best Short Works of Richard Feynman 99 (ISBN 978-0465023950)
ISBN13: 978-0465023950
ISBN10: 0465023959
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Pleasure of Finding Things Out : Best Short Works of Richard Feynman - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465023950

Richard P. Feynman

ISBN13: 978-0465023950
ISBN10: 0465023959
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

The Pleasure of Finding Things Outis 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 to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Editor's Introduction

1 : The Pleasure of Finding Things Out ... 1

2 : Computing Machines in the Future ... 27

3 : Los Alamos from Below ... 53

4 : What Is and What Should Be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society ... 97

5 : There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom ... 117

6 : The Value of Science ... 141

7 : Richard P. Feynman's Minority Report to the Space Shuttle Challenger Inquiry ... 151

8 : What Is Science? ... 171

9 : The Smartest Man in the World ... 189

10 : Cargo Cult Science: Some Remarks on Science, Pseudoscience, and Learning How to Not Fool Yourself ... 205

11 : It's as Simple as One, Two, Three ... 217

12 : Richard Feynman Builds a Universe ... 225

13 : The Relation of Science and Religion ... 245

Acknowledgments ... 259

Index ... 261

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