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

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 speThe 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.
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out The Best Short Works of Richard P Feynman 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 collect

  • Title: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
  • Author: Richard Feynman Jeffrey Robbins Freeman Dyson
  • ISBN: 9780465023950
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
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    Richard Feynman Jeffrey Robbins Freeman Dyson

    Richard Phillips Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics he proposed the parton model For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, together with Julian Schwinger and Sin Itiro Tomonaga Feynman developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams During his lifetime and after his death, Feynman became one of the most publicly known scientists in the world.He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb and was a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster In addition to his work in theoretical physics, Feynman has been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology creation of devices at the molecular scale He held the Richard Chace Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at Caltech See

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    • Darwin8u said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” ― Richard Feynman, The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool." ― Richard Feynman, The Pleasure of Finding Things OutIt is hard to not love Feynman. You can love his as a scientist, as a man, as a genius, as a teacher, as an iconoclast. He is the real deal.'The Pleasure of Finding Things Out' is a series of 13 speeches, articles, essays, interviews by [...]

    • Chris said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Here's the problem with having high expectations: they're so often dashed.In my years trawling the web and being a science nerd, I've heard a lot about Richard Feynman. There are legends about him, that he was the Puck of physics - brilliant, untamed, and really, really funny. When I got the book, I was expecting to read a lightning-quick volley of ideas that would set my mind alight with the wonder and infinite possibilities continued within a lifetime's pursuit of science.Yeah, that didn't qui [...]

    • Andrew Martin said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Whatever your opinion of Feynman, you need to reconcile the fact that he's got unbearably retrograde opinions:"When I was at Cornell, I was rather fascinated by the student body, which seems to me was a dilute mixture of some sensible people in a big mass of dumb people studying home economics, etc, including lots of girls. I used to sit in the cafeteria with the students and eat and try to overhear their conversations and see if there was one intelligent word coming out. You can imagine my surp [...]

    • JJ said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      I love this man. He is brilliant, seems humble, and funny as hell. This is an excellent collection of some of his ideas and stories, mostly about his life experiences and how he became who he was. Even if you do not have a good understanding of physics or even math you will still enjoy this book. It is not a tractate or a manual but rather a collections of anecdotal stories and interviews that allow anyone to take a peek into the mind of this true badass.

    • Albaraa Najjar said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      ممتع حقاً! مرت فترة طويلة عن آخر مرة استمتعت بكتاب ما لأقرأه في يوم واحد، التهمته دفعة واحدة كأنه نوع من أنواع الحلويات ولكن الجميل أن هذا النوع من الحلوى هو الوحيد الذي تستطيع التهامه بالكامل وسيعتبر فعلك فعل حسن.تعقيب مهم: فاينمان عالِم عظيم ولا يختلف على ذلك أحد ولكنه عالِ [...]

    • Tamara Minawi said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      اخترت قراءة هذا الكتاب لمحاولة الدخول لعقل أحد العلماء الذين شاركوا في صنع القنبلة النووية كيف يفكر؟ كيف يحلل؟ وكيف ينظر للأشياء والأمور ؟ قد تكون هناك صعوبه في قراءة نص مكتوب عن حوارات ومقابلات شفهية ، وعلمية بحتة في بعضها الآخر. لكن بين السطور هناك خلاصات وخبرات قد تفيد م [...]

    • Jim Fonseca said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Feynman is brilliant, arrogant and emotionally cold. He was the youngest brilliant mind working on the atomic bomb in Los Alamos in the 1940's and later won the Nobel Prize in physics. This book is an unintegrated collection of essays, transcripts of speeches, interviews and memoirs. As such it gets repetitive. We hear three or four times about how his father taught him to observe and we hear three or four times the identical story about the Cargo Cults in New Guinea after WW II. His father, who [...]

    • Yaman said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      المتعة التي نحتاجها دومًا إنها متعة العلم واكتشاف الأشياء

    • Robert said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      For those who might not know, Richard Feynman was a Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist, canny self-promoter and renowned teacher who worked on the Manhatten Project before he had even finished his Doctoral Thesis. Many books by and about him have been published and he has become a kind of miniature industry since his death; almost anybody who attended one of his lectures and scribbled some notes has tried to get them published, there are biographies and a volume of letters, CDs of impromt [...]

    • Hadrian said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      A collection of truly fun essays about all sorts of things. It's almost a kind of pick-me-up for the scientifically minded.Some of the best essays are the ones concerning nanotechnology, "What is Science?", and the discussion on religion - particularly interesting given the resurgence of non-belief in recent years.Not much new if you're already a devotee of Feynman, but I'd be happy to give my copy to someone new to him.

    • Oleg Kagan said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      I'd peeked into Richard Feynman's other books so I when I slipped The Pleasure of Finding Things Out into my CD player I expected much of the same. What I got was a Feynman's humor and genius tempered by some strange editorial choices. Why, even though the editor mentioned that he would remove repetition, was there still plenty of it? I'm not just referring here to anecdotes, but also ideas like Feynman's definition of science. Why did the interviews seem like they were edited to hit exactly the [...]

    • Frances said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      OH MAN I LOVE YOU RICHARD FEYNMAN.While significantly more technical than Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I still really appreciated the writing and his insights into the physical universe. I feel like more teenagers should read Feynman - he believes so strongly in LIVING and THINKING and WORKING while still enjoying oneself that he could do so much good for that age bracket. Also, as an aside - can you even imagine the conversations between this guy and Neil Degrasse Tyson? CAN YOU.

    • Peter Mcloughlin said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Richard Feynman is a founder of Quantum Field theory and among the greatest physicists of the 20th century. He is also an interesting and irreverent personality. Reading him is refreshing and his mercurial skepticism is and down to earth style make him fun to read. He covers personal anecdotes like safecracking at Los Alamos, to his report on the space shuttle and some interesting science talks two of which for saw miniturization as the path forward for computers and see a future in what is call [...]

    • Dennis Littrell said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Feynman, Richard P. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (1999)Brilliance and charm: Feynman as a teacherI very much enjoyed this entertaining and delightful collection of lectures, talks and essays by the world-renown and sorely missed Professor Feynman, Nobel Prize winning physicist, idiosyncratic genius and one of the great men of the twentieth century.I particularly enjoyed the subtle yet unmistakable way he scolded the people at NASA for putting the [...]

    • M. said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      "İsveç Akademisinden birilerinin bu çalışmayı ödül alacak değerde olduğuna karar vermesinin bir önemi yok benim için; çoktan ödülü kazanmıştım. Asıl ödül keşfetme hazzıdır, keşfetme darbesidir, diğer insanların çalışmanı kullanmasını görmendir; bunlar gerçek şeyler, ün bence gerçek değil. Ünlü olmaya inanmıyorum, bu beni sıkar, onur, ün sıkar, ün apoletlerdir, ün üniformadır." (s.26)Kitaptan aldığım bu paragraf dahi Feynman'ın nasıl bir insa [...]

    • Mustafa Khalid said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      I can't believe how excellent this Book is, he is truly a great story teller and has a quite unique way of thinking , and also a brilliant man. He looks a lot like client eastwood is this book . Don't be fooled by the low quality, worth a readed .

    • Ivan Hrvoić said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Everyone in search for a truth has its own road, but all roads in never-ending search for the truth eventually lead to physics. I’ve met Feynman several years ago on mine. Among all other physicist Feynman was the one most distinctively standing out as he was the one who could do the best job of familiarizing the layman with the ways of nature and things hard to grasp intuitively. I also like Sagan, but I found him more like inspirational guy, Feynman was one with magnificent explanations. A l [...]

    • Chauncey Bird said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Quality reading from a master of physics with a sense of humor.

    • Ray Norris said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      I learnt my physics at the feet of Feynman. Metaphorically speaking. As a student of theoretical physics at Cambridge in the 1970's, I spent dreary days in stuffy lecture-halls listening to boring old farts droning on about Wronskians and Greens Functions (ugh!). But then I'd come home and open my copy of the Feynman Lectures on Physics, whose pages brimmed with inspirational tales of quantum mechanics, and quirky ways of looking at the physical world. Feynman made physics fun, and gave me my fi [...]

    • Nico Scagliarini said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      I have always been wary of scientists and scientific literature, because being apparently the "artsy" type I have been struggling with hard sciences my whole life: I always found them fascinating and scary at the same time and I only managed to make peace with Mathematics a few years ago. Never with Physics or Chemistry, and I always thought people who do them for a living were some kind of aliens. And they are (and so one more fond of science might say about artists), but after reading this boo [...]

    • Marko said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      This was my first glimpse into the life and mind of Richard Feynman, and boy was it a ride! I had some expectations based on some of the stories I heard and his general fame, but the actual Feynman turned to be much deeper and interesting than just those glimpses in popular myths.The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is going to give you just that. Through the speeches and essays in this book you will see the workings of an extraordinary mind and learn much about the process of science and its plac [...]

    • Baal Of said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Reading Feynman is a delight. His straight-forward, conversational tone, and his ability to simply explain complex concepts is amazing. His flaws make him seem human, and his humility makes him endearing. It is apparent in this book, and others I've read, that he genuinely wants to communicate not just pontificate. We need more people like him.

    • Cassandra Carico said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      I love this man. How could I not, especially after reading his own words. I feel even more admiration and respect for such a brilliant, yet humble individual. I enjoyed getting a look into the inner workings of his mind.

    • Huongta said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Đúng chuyên ngành của mình mà có nhiều chỗ còn phải đọc đi đọc lại. Chắc mấy năm nữa đọc lại cũng vẫn còn lúng túng.Combo:- Thế giới như tôi thấy- Bài giảng cuối cùng.- Niềm vui khám phá.

    • Scott Pierce said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      A very enjoyable read.

    • Mohamed al-Jamri said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Introduction by Freedman DysonShakespeare and Johnson. Descripes his relationship with Feynman and his scientific achievements. He saw himself as Johnson and Feynman as Shakespeare.Feynman personality.Editors introduction.A new type of matter (bose- quantum state) which slows light really a lot.Feynman's love of science. Science is fun and valuable.A collection of short works by Feynman (talks, interviews and articles).Chapter 1: interview with BBC Horizon programBeauty of a flower from a scient [...]

    • Bishnu Bhatta Buttowski said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      THE MORE I READ ABOUT FEYNMAN, THE MORE I FEEL THAT I'M BECOMING IGNORANT ABOUT HIM AND HIS DOINGS. ON THE OTHER HAND MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WHICH ADDS SURPLUS IN ME COMPENSATING THE LOSS, IS MY SOUL AND EVERY DAY LIFE FILLING UP WITH THE CAREFREE FINDINGS AND KNOWING ABOUT THE WORLD.All I'd like to say and what I feel after going through life time and again is "I don't know what to do with all these joys, with all the knowledge and the enthusiasm that feels me up when I address the true beauty o [...]

    • Ataa said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      "The prize is the pleasure of finding the thing out, the kick in the discovery, the observation that other people use it [my work]–those are the real things, the honors are unreal to me"This book was very enjoyable , to the point that at times I forgot that this very man -Feynman- was one of the people responsible for the destruction caused by the Atomic Bomb.If we leave that fact aside , the book was fascinating. I did not know a lot about Feynman before reading it ,but I enjoyed it nonethele [...]

    • April said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      Must read! This collection of pieces is telling of Feynman's unmistakable character of no nonsense, and therefore meaningful insight into concepts of science, and of science and its relationship with factions of life, including a great postulation on the meaning of life. His ideas are refreshingly logical, comically anecdotal, and are articulated in a pleasing conversational tone which articulates concepts so fluidly. I found that Feynman actually indirectly offers a great way to approach life a [...]

    • Erica said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

      The problem with The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is that it wasn't pleasurable. I didn't find Feynman to be that clear of a communicator. His core ideas, questions, metaphors and examples were solid and interesting. However, despite the anthologist's desire to have Feynman's speeches transcribed exactly, these selections could have benefited from a stricter and more heartless editor, and rearrangement in a more sensible order. Perhaps it would have been better in an audio format.

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