The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist

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  • Richard P. Feynman
  • Author:  Richard P. Feynman
  • Year: 12-01-2017
  • Translator From English: Hristo Kyosev
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1885-01
  • SKU: 18.0199
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-988-9

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Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman's contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him—how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wonderful book—based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963—shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between science and religion, people's distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepathy. Here we see Feynman in top form: nearly bursting into a Navajo war chant, then pressing for an overhaul of the English language (if you want to know why Johnny can't read, just look at the spelling of “friend”); and, finally, ruminating on the death of his first wife from tuberculosis. This is quintessential Feynman—reflective, amusing, and ever enlightening.

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Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman

Richard Phillips Feynman (1918 – 1988) was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the ph... Read more

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Tags: Future & Technology,Famous Scientists

Specification
Year 12-01-2017
Translator From English: Hristo Kyosev
Pages 112
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.2 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Future & Technology, Famous Scientists

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