The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (Helix Books)
The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out The Best Short Works of Richard P Feynman - Helix Books Author:Richard P. Feynman Richard Feynman was one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century - from his work on the atomic bomb to his solution to the puzzle of the Challenger disaster; Feynman helped to shape the world as we know it. Nobel laureate, iconoclastic icon, caring family man, amateur artist and professional musician, Feynman was a man of many dimensions, ... more »and this book is a magnificent treasury of his best short works. A wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science - a life like no other. There could be no better way to capture the spirit of the times than in the words of one whom Time has honored as one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. "More gems from the Feynman factory. If some things are old or borrowed, it hardly matters: there are enough new or unfamiliar to charm fans." (Kirkus Reviews)« less
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An interesting collection of essays, interviews and speeches of Feynman, many of which have an emphasis on the philosophy of the scientific method. I was particularly interested in the chapters on Los Alamos and nanotechnology. The chapter containing Feynman's report on the Challenger accident was a sad reminder of the bureaucratic bungling leading to that disaster.