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

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

Richard P. Feynman

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Jeffrey Robbins (ed.)
Freeman Dyson (Foreword)

The excitement of discovering issues Out is an impressive treasury of the simplest brief works of Richard Feynman—from interviews and speeches to lectures and revealed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging assortment, it provides an intimate and interesting view of a existence in science—a realistic no other.From his ruminations on technological know-how in our tradition and outlines of the wonderful homes of quantum physics to his file at the house commute Challenger catastrophe and his Nobel Prize popularity speech, this e-book will fascinate an individual attracted to Feynman and a person drawn to the area of rules. newbies to Feynman can be moved by way of his wit and deep knowing of the wildlife, and of the human experience.


Why will we do technology? past altruistic and self-aggrandizing motivations, a lot of our greatest scientists paintings lengthy hours looking the electrical thrill that comes in simple terms from studying anything that no-one knew prior to. The excitement of discovering issues Out, a suite of formerly unpublished or difficult-to-find brief works by means of maverick physicist Richard Feynman, takes its identify from his personal solution. From television interview transcripts to his recognition speech for the Nobel Prize, we see his fast, sharp wit, his devotion to his paintings, and his unwillingness to bow to social strain or conference. It's no ask yourself he used to be merely grudgingly popular via the institution in the course of his lifetime--read his "Minority report back to the distance travel Challenger Inquiry" to work out him blowing off political issues as impediments to discovering the truth.
Feynman had a stupendous humorousness, and his memoirs of his long island undertaking days roil with enjoyable regardless of his later misgivings approximately nuclear guns. notwithstanding one or items are a piece challenging to stick with for the nontechnical reader, for the main half the e-book is easygoing and fascinating on a private instead of a systematic point. Freeman Dyson's foreword and editor Jeffrey Robbins's introductions to every essay set the level good and are respectful with out being worshipful. although Feynman has been long gone now for a few years, his paintings lives on in quantum physics, desktop layout, and nanotechnology; like every nice scientist, he requested extra questions than he responded, to offer destiny generations the excitement of discovering issues out. --Rob Lightner

From Publishers Weekly
A Nobel-winning physicist, inveterate prankster and talented instructor, Feynman (1918-1988) charmed lots of modern and destiny scientists with debts of his misadventures within the bestselling definitely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and defined the basics of physics in (among different books) Six effortless items. Editor Jeffrey Robbins's assemblage of thirteen essays, interviews and addresses (only one in all them new to print) will fulfill admirers of these books and different enthusiasts of the bright and colourful scientist. most sensible recognized one of the decisions here's definitely Feynman's "Minority report back to the Challenger Inquiry," within which the physicist defined to an fearful state why the gap travel exploded. The name piece transcribes a wide-ranging, often-autobiographical interview Feynman gave in 1981; an previous speak with Omni journal has the writer explaining his prize-winning paintings on quantum electrodynamics, then solving the interviewer's tape recorder. different items deal with the sphere of nanotechnology, "The Relation of technological know-how and Religion" and Feynman's event at Los Alamos, the place he helped create the A-bomb (and, in his spare time, cracked safes). a lot of the paintings right here was once initially intended for oral supply, as speeches or lectures: Feynman's talky informality can seduce, yet a number of the items learn extra like unedited tape transcripts than like technological know-how writing. often, notwithstanding, Feynman is still enjoyable and informative. listed here are but extra reviews, anecdotes and overviews from a charismatic rulebreaker along with his personal, occasionally compelling, perspectives approximately what technology is and the way it may be performed. (Oct.)

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