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

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 speech, this book will delight anyone interested in the world of ideas.
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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)

©1999 Michelle Feynman and Carl Feynman (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Ashton F. 06-06-15
    Ashton F. 06-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator even sounds like Feynman!"

    What a great and interesting man! This audiobook captures his essence and personality. It's filled with interesting stories and thought-provoking Passages.

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    Will TEXAS 05-20-15
    Will TEXAS 05-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Feynman is my hero"

    Can't wait to meet him someday... Maybe in another life or dimension. I wish he were around to weigh-in more on the nature of consciousness.

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    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 04-18-15
    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 04-18-15 Member Since 2013

    older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?

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    "The american scientific hero"
    What made the experience of listening to The Pleasure of Finding Things Out the most enjoyable?

    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)


    Would you recommend The Pleasure of Finding Things Out to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes ... if you are going to go into science, you must avail yourself of Feynman


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    i cant read vvery well -- so his naration is essential


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The Manhattan project and the seminar in from of Dr. Einstein


    Any additional comments?

    i will do other Feynmans .. i tell my students to go out and enjoy his wit -- and drop the damn smart phones.

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    bliiir 01-30-15
    bliiir 01-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Best guy ever!"

    Feynman is an incredibly inspiring person and listening to his own words gives you an idea of the kind of guy he was.

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    HIYBRID 06-06-15
    HIYBRID 06-06-15

    Former steelworker from Buffalo NY retired after 40 yrs. as a Registered Nurse. Viet Vet, did a lot of theater in HS... e-Clectic for sure

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    "Say it once and it's over..."

    Really folks rave about this fellow and I gotta say that after one go at his explanations he bores me.... gets a bit formulaic... Sorry... I know this is big science but it is repetitious.
    Nag Nag Nag...

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    "How children should be raised"
    What made the experience of listening to The Pleasure of Finding Things Out the most enjoyable?

    Inspiring and vivid stories, full of insights into life, human behaviour, raising children, and nature...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pleasure of Finding Things Out?

    Melville Feynman's deep understanding of inertia, and the way he explained it to his son


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Colour


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story about Arlene.


    Any additional comments?

    There is some overlap with other books, such as 'What do you care what other people think?'

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    What did you like most about The Pleasure of Finding Things Out?

    It is a very funny book about a life of famous Nobel prize winner.


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