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 speech, this book will delight anyone interested in the world of ideas.
"From the irregular trivia of ordinary life mixed with a bit of scientific doodling and failure to the intense dramatic concentration as one closes in on the truth and the final elation (plus, with gradually decreasing frequency, the sudden sharp pangs of doubt) - that is how science is done." (Richard P. Feynman to James D. Watson)
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"The most original mind of his generation." (Freeman Dyson, renowned theoretical physicist and mathematician)
"A sparkling collection." (Wall Street Journal)
"Feynman’s distinctive voice rings out in this book…Feynman is both interesting and quotable." (Scientific American)
What a great and interesting man! This audiobook captures his essence and personality. It's filled with interesting stories and thought-provoking Passages.
This is basically "surely you'r joking mr feynman", but not so much stitched together. Buy the other one instead.
There's a lot of overlap between the stories, so it feels unedited. Other than that, the usual fare for Feynman - funny and insightful. Lovely voice performance as well.
Not every section is equally interesting and relevant, but this is only because some are more interesting and relevant than anything written that long ago has any right to be.
The reader manages to sound much like Feynman himself, and really nails the cadence and emphasis.
The subject, science, feels easy to grasp in Feyman's words. It helps a lot that the narrator has a similar voice to the author's.
I hope I make time to study mathematics and physics in order to understand better the wonders of the world
lots of content from "SYA,Mr.F" and "what do you care..". editorial work not immersive - they left lots of repetitions in lectures, sometimes 20-30 minutes word to word.
older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?
R Feynman is the role model for us. His understanding and his way of reducing the most completx of thoughts into cogent easy to understand concepts is amazing. May of the stories herein however, are well know and there are lots of duplications. Would have been nice to hear about tubo (icant remember the country name)
Yes ... if you are going to go into science, you must avail yourself of Feynman
i cant read vvery well -- so his naration is essential
The Manhattan project and the seminar in from of Dr. Einstein
i will do other Feynmans .. i tell my students to go out and enjoy his wit -- and drop the damn smart phones.
"How children should be raised"
Inspiring and vivid stories, full of insights into life, human behaviour, raising children, and nature...
Melville Feynman's deep understanding of inertia, and the way he explained it to his son
The story about Arlene.
There is some overlap with other books, such as 'What do you care what other people think?'
"Definitely worth reeding"
It is a very funny book about a life of famous Nobel prize winner.
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