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The meaning of it all [electronic resource] : Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist. Richard P Feynman.

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  • ISBN: 9780786739141 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: 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 Now, a wonderful book—based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963—shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between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...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 8
1040 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Basic Books, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 556 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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