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

By Richard P. Feynman

Rating: 3 stars

This volume collects together three related public lectures that Feynman gave in 1963 on the theme of science, its role in society, its application to other fields of endeavour and its connection to religion. As well as being a Nobel prize winner, Feynman is an excellent communicator, and these lectures are easy to read and you come away feeling thoughtful about, as the title implies, the meaning of it all.

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ISBN: 9780465023943
Publisher: Basic Books
Year of publication: 1998

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

By Richard P. Feynman

Rating: 4 stars

This collection of writing and lectures by Richard Feynman really shows his delight in science as a means of understanding the world around us. Certain themes crop up again and again: knowledge for its own sake; his distaste of philosophy; the dangers of pseudoscience. His style is assured and draws you in. Well worth the read.

And it also taught me how to calculate square numbers around 50 in my head :-).

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Publisher: Basic Books
Year of publication: 1999

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